WEB ROUNDUP: DEADLY VICTORIAN FASHIONS, ARE MUSEUMS SELLING OUT, THE OLDEST PANTS IN THE WORLD

From deadly Victorian fashions to the question of whether or not luxury brands are using museums as marketing tools, here is a round up of interesting reads that relate to the history of fashion that we found on the web this week.

Image from Maclean's

Image from Maclean's

Surprised to learn that the argument about whether or not fashion deserves a place in museums is ongoing.  Apparently, some are still struggling with the idea that creativity when applied to textiles is a valid art form.  The latest media blast over fashion relevance in museums comes from the Wall Street Journal and poses the question, “Are Museums Selling Out?” with a subhead reading “Luxury brands are increasingly using museum exhibits as marketing tools, raising questions about what is art….” Read more here 

Many of those elaborate and decadent Victorian era fashions we love were apparently deadly.  From arsenic laced gowns to mercury lined top hats, those popular styles of the 19th century were totally killer, literally…Read more here 

 The oldest pants in the world have been found. Find out where here