When Fashion Kills, an interview with Dr. Alison Matthews David


“The Arsenic Waltz” or The New Dance of Death (dedicated to the green wreath and dress-mongers), Punch (February 8, 1862). Wellcome Library, London

Sometimes fashion can kill--literally. From combustible crinolines to strangling scarves, this week we explore fashion's deadly history with Dr. Alison Matthews David, author of the book Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present.

Additional Reading

  • Matthews David, Alison. Fashion Victims. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.