“The gowns were worn over pink body stockings or sheer slips. The custom of the French ladies to immerse themselves in a tub of water when fully dressed so the gown would stick to the body, caused an epidemic of influenza and many thousands of deaths that was called the ‘muslin disease.’ ” Bill Cunningham, Facades

“The gowns were worn over pink body stockings or sheer slips. The custom of the French ladies to immerse themselves in a tub of water when fully dressed so the gown would stick to the body, caused an epidemic of influenza and many thousands of deaths that was called the ‘muslin disease.’ ” Bill Cunningham, Facades

(Source: theclotheshorse)