A small article by Anne Kingston entitled Deadly Victorian Fashions. To be honest I don’t know a huge amount about the history of fashion but it’s pretty interesting what length people will go to in the name of fashion. Admittedly they may have not known the facts to begin with but it’s still pretty incredible.
I’ve written a small piece in the past about skull modification, including skull binding, if you’re interested in that type of thing! You also only have to think about fashion today and cultures around the world to see what we can put the human body through. The famous and most common examples include tattoos, Chinese foot binding, and neck rings.
Fashion and body modification are two intertwined and fascinating subjects, and another thing to add to my list of subjects I want to further explore !