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8 True And F*cked-Up Stories All About Death And Fashion

Fascinating + horrifying = this list.

1. The arsenic-based dye that killed people in the 1800s:

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2. The suspicious beauty marks people put on their faces in the 1700s:

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3. The clothes women wore in the 1800s that made them catch fire all the damn time:

Fire at the Ballet, Continental Theater, Philadelphia, September 14, 1861, detail / Via House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College,

4. The mummy of Eva Perón:

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5. The sneakers with a cult following that were actually worn by a cult:

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6. The women factory workers who painted watches with radium and suffered horrific deaths:

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7. The outrageous fashions worn by young people whose relatives were killed in the French Revolution:

Claude-Louis Desrais / Via Wikimedia Commons

8. The desecrated corpse turned sex doll stolen by a German hospital worker in the 20th century:

Need more creepiness and couture in your life? Check out Backstitch on Instagram! You'll find stories and comics all about fatal fashion through history!

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