"Until electricity, ballerinas also routinely perished when the muslin of their tutus met gas lamps; the deaths were referred to at the time as the “holocaust of ballet girls.”"

"*Those fashion-tech atelier people have such an interesting look. They’re really living that life: “here I am in my London atelier, I happen to have green hair; the first thing we do is tell ourselves a science fiction world and then build some clothes for it,” and so on."

"These couture adornments carry alert wearers to Neuro-Imaging Surveillance (NIS) scans. This technology, currently used for medical purposes, can scan the brain to see which portions are active, which may betray what a person is thinking or feeling."