The brief history of the connection between clothing and shelter 2

In 1850s, the prefabrication in building materials and steel construction made more open architecture and lighter spaces. The use of fewer structural elements in construction building.

Crystal Palace courtesy of Skin + Bones

The Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton for the great exhibition of 1851 in London, had one the most open and expensive interior materials of its time. A very similar approach was to women`s wear, designers developed an armatures of metal hoops to support the wide dome-shaped skirts of 1850s.

Also this period marks the emergence of the sewing machine and mad made the mass production possible in the garment industry.