Anonymous asked: Would you please show some more crazy Victorian color/pattern combos? I love seeing how they manage to combine industrialization and the invention of analine dyes into astonishing fashion.
William Henry Perkin discovered the first synthetic dye in 1856 while searching for a cure for malaria, “mauve”, a brilliant fuchsia colour. The invention was used in fashion. Click the tiny rectangle to see an example.
Afternoon dress, 1872.