It’s the Mid Victorian Era we were talking about..

… before we strayed into dyes.  We went there because dyes were one of the main reasons early Victorian evolved into Mid-Victorian fashion eras.  The sewing machine was another, and the rise of fashion designers, notably in France with the likes of Charles Worth meant high fashion was originated according to a plan – the plan of someone making money off of it.

It was also a time marketing came into play.  With increasing methods of communicating and traveling worldwide, a French magazine like this one could make it to American rural women by the 1860’s.