Victorian

History

The Crystal Palace

The castle was an idea of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. It was made to show the wonders of the modern world; industry and manufacturing. Britain wanted to show off on an international scale because of its boom in manufacturing. Modern inventions from various countries came to the Crystal Palace to show the best of their nation. Gold, jewelry, stuffed animals, statues, and diamonds were at this palace. The palace was temporary and made completely of iron and glass.

Fashion

Wemons clothing. The higher class would have dresses made by very good dressmakers. They also had a bunch of little designs unlike the middle and lower classes.The middle class wouldn't wear high value items. They had local dress makers and tailors copy the high fashion because they couldn't afford to have them made for them. The lower class would rely on second hand clothes and trade. They wore clothes passed down and would have to alter it if it didn't fit.