ON THE PERILS OF FASHION
The temptation of dress, fine clothing, costly jewelry, and all the extravagances with which rich ladies array themselves, is in many cases too powerful for the weakened virtue of poor seamstresses, operatives, and servant girls, who have seen so much of vice as to have lost that instinctive loathing for it which they may have once experienced. Thinking to gain a life of ease, with means to gratify their love of show, they barter away their peace of mind for this world, all hope for the next, and only gain a little worthless tinsel, the scorn of their fellow creatures, and a host of loathsome diseases.
---J.H. Kellogg, M.D., Plain Facts for Old and Young, 1881
Coco Chanel (1883-1971)