Bra and girdle technology and seamstresses on Singer sewing machines were integral to NASA’s first spacesuits.
His go-to outfit has serious political implications.
Judging a woman by her appearance could get you killed.
In 1980s Oregon, wearing maroon meant you were likely part of a cult.
A history of the scientific blistering of maggot pimples, pustules, and papules by the most efficacious substances such as mercury.
Grieving for a loved one sometimes caused rashes, irritation, and one’s own demise.
An abridged history of class extremes.
But her memoir caused a rift with Mary Todd Lincoln.
Sabella Nitti was the first woman sentenced to death in Cook County, and she was innocent. And then she got a bob.
African Americans have been loving, and buying, makeup for generations.
Unlike her usual ornate style, it was relatively simple — but still scandalous.
How Hollywood cast itself as the center of style by stopping the action for Paris-style fashion shows.
Classical paintings and Hulu’s Harlots have been lying to you.
No matter what they wear, women get burned for it. But in the mid-19th century, this was extremely literal.
Today cage crinoline seems like the worst kind of antiquity, but at the time it actually freed up women across race and class lines.
Wearing the clothes they made showed workers as consumers too.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was putting on an absurd outfit.
The history of blue jeans has been whitewashed.