Dressed: The History of Fashion

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Kim
 Feb 13, 2020
Outstanding podcast by two ladies that know everything about fashion.

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With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed. Join Dressed as we explore the social and cultural histories behind the who, what, when of why we wear.

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Fashion History Mystery #48: The Etiquette of Bicycling
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Today, the bicycle is a ubiquitous summer pasttime for many of us, but in the 1890s it was a new social and cultural phenomenon that took the world by storm. As with any social activity in the nineteenth century, "cycling" required its own etiquette. This week, we explore the 1890s do's and don'ts of how to ride a bike and what to wear while doing it. Suggested reading: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Social_Etiquette_Or_Manners_and_Customs/-MxCAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=bicycling+etiquette+maude+c.+cooke&printsec=frontcover Vox article: https://www.vox.com/2014/7/8/5880931/the-19th-century-health-scare-that-told-women-to-worry-about-bicycle Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 09, 2020
Living History pt.2, an interview with Cheyney McKnight
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Living historian and educator Cheyney McKnight joins us for part two of this episode to discuss African diasporic dress and fashion in the US during the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly women's headwraps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 07, 2020
Fashion History Now #11
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This week we discussed the future of fashion customization, the conservation of Queen Elizabeth I's funeral corset, the discovery of a 2,300 year old boot and Crayola's new Colors of the World release due out this month. Recommended reading: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/calvin-klein-pride-campaign-jari-jones-trend/index.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5416629/Queen-Elizabeth-415-year-old-funeral-corset-restored.html http://www.openculture.com/2020/06/exquisite-2300-year-old-scythian-womans-boot-preserved-in-the-frozen-ground-of-the-altai-mountains.html?fbclid=IwAR2H_MQwrfmgcbTnRcrB6O0xVu1_szseX3oaH30zjVT5sOtecDstk2JMxRo https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/how-eshakti-makes-possible-made-in-india-custom-made-clothes-for-women-in-us/925375/ https://www.allure.com/story/crayola-skin-tone-crayons-extension Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 02, 2020
Living History pt. 1, an interview with Cheyney McKnight
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Living historian and educator Cheyney McKnight joins us this week to speak about the profession of historic interpretation and specifically about her research and work interpreting the periods of slavery in the US during the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 30, 2020
Fashion History Mystery 47: Wedding Customs: Days of Yore
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In this week's mini-sode we answer a listener question about the history of the wedding garter and examine how wedding traditions of the Middle Ages and Renaissance relate to customs practiced today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 25, 2020
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an Interview with Anna Jackson, Part II
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This week, we bring you part two of our two part episode with Anna Jackson, curator of the V&A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, the first major exhibition on the kimono in the UK's history. Additional resources: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/kimono-kyoto-to-catwalk Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 23, 2020
FHN #10
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In light of current events, the fashion industry will never be the same again. This week, we discuss meaningful (and not so meaningful) change. Recommended reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/style/andre-leon-talley-anna-wintour-tell-all.html https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/black-lives-matter-fashion-discrimination-cfda-petition https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/16/i-was-first-black-model-cover-vogue-fashion-industry-still-isnt-fixing-its-racism/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 18, 2020
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an Interview with Anna Jackson, Part I
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This week, we bring you part one of our two part episode with Anna Jackson, curator of the V&A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, the first major exhibition on the kimono in the UK's history. Additional resources: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/kimono-kyoto-to-catwalk Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 16, 2020
FHM 46: Dressed to Protest
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In this episode, we discuss a brief history of what people have worn to both protest and protect themselves during times of civil unrest. Further reading: https://www.vogue.com/article/george-floyd-100-black-men-memorial-harlem-gabriel-garmon-james-felton-keith-bradon-waight-tiffany-rea-fisher-harold-waight https://riotmedicine.net; https://www.businessinsider.com/clothes-accessories-that-outsmart-facial-recognition-tech-2019-10 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 12, 2020
Re-Dressed: Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part II
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This week, we bring you part two of our 2018 interview with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 09, 2020
Fashion History Now #9
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Cassidy and April discuss current events as they relate to the fashion industry and the field of Fashion Studies, highlighting where the industry and field need to go and the important POC scholars, historians, and activists who are working to get it there. WEBSITES: Kimberly Jenkins: www.fashionandrace.com; Cheney McKnight: www.notyourmommashistory.com Dr. Jonathen Square: www.fashioningtheself, www.jonathensquare.com Dandy Wellington: www.dandywellingtoncom BOOKS: Monica L. Miller’s book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the styling of Black Diasporic Identity Shantrelle P. Lewis's Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style ARTICLES: https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/op-ed-fashion-is-part-of-the-race-problem PODCASTS: The Conversations: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-conversation-with-imran-amed-about-race-fashion/id1328893989?i=1000476379010 All My Relations: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-7-native-appropriations/id1454424563?i=1000435174856 and https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-8-native-fashion/id1454424563?i=1000437549447 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 04, 2020
Re-Dressed: Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part I
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History is more important now than ever. This week, we revisit our illuminating two-part series on the cultural history of black dandyism with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 02, 2020
Fashion History Now #8
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This show would not be possible without our wonderful listeners! This week we celebrate YOU by highlighting some of your fashion histories shared with us through listener mail. Detroit oral history project: https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/453 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 28, 2020
The Art of Historical Hatmaking with Rachel Frost
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This week we learn about the history and techniques of historical hatmaking with Rachel Frost, one of only a handful of hatmakers using sixteenth century European techniques in the entire world. See more of Rachel's work at www.thecraftybeggards.org. For more from the Tudor Tailors see www.tudortailor.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
Fashion History Mystery 45: Re-Dressed: Favorite Fashion Books
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So many of you have asked for book recs for what to read during your extra time at home, this week we re-air our past minisode on our favorite fashion books. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 21, 2020
Bedside Manner, an interview with Marisa Hollywood
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Nurses, we love you! In an episode dedicated to healthcare workers everywhere, this week we explore the history of the nurse uniform. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 19, 2020
Fashion History Now #7
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This week we check out some disturbing historic beauty advice, a collection of the world's rarest pigments, alternative leather made from cacti, and get to the bottom of what Christian Dior was up to in 1949. Sources: a collection of the world's rarest colors https://liveplayeat.com/the-worlds-rarest-colors/ Dior 1949 collection https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6xD-jKli-_qIYXDTsNv4dw Desserto https://desserto.com.mx/. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 14, 2020
Re-Dressed: Finding Beauty, an Interview with Photographer Tony Vaccaro
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Past Dressed guest Tony Vaccaro just beat COVID-19. In celebration, we air our past interview with the 97 year-old photographer whose prolific career photographing fashion, celebrity and World War spans seven decades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2020
Spread Love and Shine Light, an Interview with Orenda Tribe's Amy Yeung
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In lieu of this week's FHM, we bring you a special interview with Amy Yeung, founder of Orenda Tribe. Using the colors of the rainbow as her guide, Amy breathes new life into old clothing and textiles with a sustainable, ethical approach to design that both celebrates and supports her indigenous heritage and community. One hundred percent of sales from Orenda Tribe's Spread Love and Shine Light campaign is going towards critical aid for the Navajo Reservation during the COVID-19 pandemic. www.orendatribe.com mask drive: www.seedingsovereignty.org Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 07, 2020
Service Mode: Dressing the Domestic Servant
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On the heels of our Downton Abbey episode, this week we explore the dress of the downstairs set. What did domestic servants really wear? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 05, 2020
Fashion History Now #6
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From golden mending games to Advanced Style inspiration, this week's episode is full of suggestions for fun fashion history related activities you can do on and off line and with the whole family! Recommendations: www.advance.style www.firstamericanartmagazine.com www.goldenjoinery.com www.colornames.org https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 30, 2020
Designing Downton Abbey, an Interview with Anna Mary Scott Robbins
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This week, we speak with Anna Mary Scott Robbins, the costume designer behind one of the most beloved television series, and now films, Downton Abbey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 28, 2020
Fashion History Mystery #44: A Brief History of Prom
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To celebrate a quintessential rite of passage being canceled en masse this year due to the pandemic, we bring you a brief history of Prom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 23, 2020
Game of Thrones: What to Wear When Winter is Coming, pt. 2
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Join us for our second installment on the stories and symbolism lovingly stitched into the GoT costumes. RECOMMENDED READING: Clapton, Michele and Gina McIntyre. Game of Thrones: The Costumes. San Rafael: Insight Editions, 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 21, 2020
Fashion History Now #5
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This week we issue a couple of challenges! Recreate works of art at home! Help April get to the bottom of Pierre Cardin-designed uniforms for the Chinese army?! Also check out the instagram accounts @whatalexiswore and @izabelapriorattire for a full serving of fashion history fun! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 15, 2020
Game of Thrones: What to Wear When Winter is Coming, pt. 1
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We obsessed. We cried. We stood in awe of the epic saga that was Game of Thrones. Join us for an extra delicious episode where we break down the stories and symbolism lovingly stiched into the GoT costumes. RECOMMENDED READING: Clapton, Michele and Gina McIntyre. Game of Thrones: The Costumes. San Rafael: Insight Editions, 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 14, 2020
Fashion History Mystery #43: Lady Curzon's Peacock Dress
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A feat of Indian craftsmanship and British colonial pageantry, the "peacock dress" was worn by Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, to the 1903 Delhi Durbar commemorating King Edward VII's ascension to the British throne. Today, we learn why it is still celebrated as as one of the most beautiful and masterfully constructed gowns in the history of fashion. Recommended reading and viewing: Cathy Hay's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb0jPc-3Nmw Bernadette Banner's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGyfkvY06g Coronation Durbar, 1903: https://books.google.com/books?id=xUXRAAAAMAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&dq=1903%20lady%20curzon%20description&pg=PA110#v=onepage&q&f=false Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 09, 2020
Supreme Glamour, an Interview with Mary Wilson
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In celebration of our one hundredth episode, we welcome to the show Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes and author of the book Supreme Glamour. Ms. Wilson joins us to discuss the evolution of the group's now iconic wardrobe and the integral role that fashion--and supreme glamour--played in the success of one of the greatest singing trios of all time. Recommended reading: Supreme Glamour (Thames and Hudson, 2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 07, 2020
Fashion History Now #4
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Topics in this week's episode include the Contemporary Muslim Fashion exhibition, eighteenth century wig building, the origins story of the N95 face mask, and the wonder of online fashion exhibitions on the Google Arts & Culture App. Fast Company article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90479846/the-untold-origin-story-of-the-n95-mask V&A's Design a Wig: https://www.vam.ac.uk/designawig/ Queen Sirikit exhibit on Google Arts & Culture: https://g.co/arts/snnY5ZS3KboEkBbD8 Contemporary Muslim Fashions: d'Allesandro, Jill and Reina Lewis, eds. Contemporary Muslim Fashions. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2018; Cooper Hewitt: collections.cooperhewitt.org Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 02, 2020
Queen Sirikit of Thailand, an Interview with Melissa Leventon
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What happens when French haute couture meets Thai glamour and elegance? This week, Melissa Leventon joins us to discuss the sartorial legacy of Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Recommended reading: Melissa Leventon's Fit for a Queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's Creations by Balmain (River Books Press, 2016) and In Royal Fashion: The Style of Queen Sirikit of Thailand (River Books Press, 2013) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 31, 2020
Fashion History Mystery 42: Hook, Line, and Sink-Her, a History of Fishnets
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How did a practical device for catching fish become a coveted and controversial fashion staple? This week, we explore the fascinating thousand-year plus history behind fishnets. Recommended reading: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-history-of-hand-knitting https://www.vintag.es/2019/01/fishnet-stockings.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 26, 2020
Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse, an interview with Patricia Mears
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En pointe and en vogue, the ballerina has inspired many a fashion designer. Dance and fashion have long had a symbiotic relationship, and this week we speak to Patricia Mears about her sublimely beautiful exhibition which highlights the mutual love affair between ballet and high style. Recommended reading: Mears, Patricia et al. Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse. New York: Vendome Press, 2019. Clip from the Red Shoes (1948): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktv3-1JTspc. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 24, 2020
Fashion History Now #3
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This week we discuss online sources of fashion history, AJ and The Queen, Dapper Dan's new memoire and biodegradable plastics. Recommended reading: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art (and fashion) History: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/coho/hd_coho.htm AJ and the Queen costumes: https://www.crfashionbook.com/culture/a30503047/aj-and-the-queen-rupaul-costumes/ Korina Emmerich's face mask: https://www.emmerichny.com/product-page/split-shot-face-mask Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 19, 2020
Eleanor Lambert: Empress of 7th Avenue, an interview with Carol McLennan
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"The most influential woman in fashion" during the 20th century was far from a household name. Join us as we explore the legendary career of Eleanor Lambert who helped shape the trajectory of the American fashion industry from behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 17, 2020
Fashion History Mystery 41: The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses
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What do millionaires, harlequins and cigarettes have to do with the iconic cat-eye frame? Tune in to find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 12, 2020
How to Read a Suit, an Interview with Lydia Edwards
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Fashion historian and author Lydia Edwards joins us to talk about her newly released book How to Read a Suit, the highly anticipated menswear version of her acclaimed How to Read a Dress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 10, 2020
Fashion History Now #2
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This week we cover topics including Bill Cunningham, 150 years of Harper's Bazaar, and the recent JLo/Shakira controversy. Are we still policing women's bodies in 2020? Recommended reading: Cassidy's talk: http://www.abqinternational.org/pioneering-women-designers-of-the-1920s/ JLo/Shakira: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/us/shakira-jlo-super-bowl-halftime-show-fcc-complaints-trnd/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/03/opinions/super-bowl-halftime-show-jlo-shakira-opinion-reyes/index.html MAD exhibit: https://madparis.fr/en/about-us/exhibitions/current-events-1322/musee-des-arts-decoratifs/harper-s-bazaar/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 05, 2020
Ethics and Responsibility in the Jewelry Industry, an interview with Bliss Lau
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Do you know where the precious metals or gems used in your jewelry come from? This week we speak to jewelry designer Bliss Lau about ethics and responsibility in the jewelry trade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 03, 2020
Fashion History Mystery #40: What's a Dickie?!
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Your great-grandmother enjoyed a dickie. Join us in our exploration of a wildly popular garment, now lost to fashion history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 27, 2020
Call Me: The Perils of 19th Century Etiquette
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After a deep dive into etiquette manuals, we explore the complex codes of introductions and calling during the 19th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 25, 2020
Fashion History Now
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In this new bi-weekly minisode series, Cassidy and April share the latest in all things fashion history. From Jean Paul Gaultier's final haute couture collection to fashion's push for environmental responsibility, we bring you fashion history NOW. Recommended readings: https://studyhall.earth https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/slow-factory-study-hall-sustainable-fashion/ https://www.thredup.com/fashionfootprint https://www.algiknit.com https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2020-couture/jean-paul-gaultier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYDyi-B1FuU Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 20, 2020
Fashion & Film, Part II
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This week, we continue to explore the intimate relationship between fashion and film from World War II into the present day. Recommended reading: Deborah Nadoolman Landis's Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Design, 2007) Hollywood Costume (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Christopher Laverty's Fashion in Film (Laurence King, 2016) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 18, 2020
FHM #39: Fashion at the Oscars, an Interview with Bronwyn Cosgrave
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The Oscars red carpet is one of the most highly anticipated fashion events of the year. This week, we explore its history with Bronwyn Cosgrave before April and Cassidy share their favorite picks from this year's festivities. Recommended Reading: Bronwyn Cosgrave's Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards (Bloomsbury, 2006) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 13, 2020
Fashion & Film, Part I
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We are back! What better way to celebrate the launch of Season 3--and the Oscars AND Fashion Week-- than with a multi-episode celebration of the hundred and thirty plus year love affair between fashion and film. ⁠Recommended reading: Deborah Nadoolman Landis's Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Design, 2007) Hollywood Costume (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Christopher Laverty's Fashion in Film (Laurence King, 2016) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 11, 2020
Holiday Bonus FHM: The History of Glitter
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A symbol of glitz, glamour and celebration, we bring you a special holiday edition on the history of glitter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 23, 2019
Welcome to What I Wore When
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Can an outfit change your life? For many of us, the answer is a resounding yes. Welcome to What I Wore When, a weekly podcast hosted by Glamour digital director Perrie Samotin. Every Monday, Perrie sits down with actors, writers, musicians, reality stars, and other influential women to discuss what they wore during a pivotal moment in their life—and why it mattered. It’s not just about fashion—it's also about the seemingly small choices we make every day and how they affect us more than we realize. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 06, 2019
Fashion's Frontier: Denim, an interview with Emma McClendon
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For the final episode of Dressed Season 2, we bring you the much-requested history of denim. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 26, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #37: Fashion as Art and Protest with Korina Emmerich
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Artist. Fashion Designer. Activist. Korina Emmerich joins us to talk about her fashion brand Emme and the ways in which her indigenous heritage and commitment to the Fashion Revolution movement inform her work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 21, 2019
Fashionopolis, an interview wtih Dana Thomas
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This week we speak with Paris-based fashion journalist Dana Thomas about the rise of fashion fashion and its true cost. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #36: The Japanese Origins of the "Flip-Flop"
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From Japan to Hawaii to California, this week we learn about the origins of the ubiquitious flip-flop.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 14, 2019
Worn on this Day, an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
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Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell joins us to discuss her new book Worn on this Day: the Clothes That Made History. From Olympic uniforms to coronation gowns, Kimberly explores momentous moments in dress history one day at a time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 12, 2019
Bond Girl Style, an inteview with Dr. Monica Germanà
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Icons of sex, danger and high style, this week we speak to Dr. Monica Germanà about women inhabiting the world of James Bond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 05, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #35:The Vanderbilt Ball
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This week we chat about one of the most sumptuous fancy dress balls the world has ever seen: The Vanderbilt Ball of 1883. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 31, 2019
Halloween Costume and Fancy Dress with Benjamin Wild and Lucy Clayton
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Just in time for Halloween, we talk all things dressing up with Lucy Clayton and Dr. Benjamin Wild, co-hosts of the podcast dedicated to that very subject, Dress: Fancy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 29, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #34: Milk and Sugar: a Brief History of Seersucker
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This weeks listener question about the history of seersucker leads us to a surprising discussion of etymology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 24, 2019
At War with Fashion: World War II, an interview with Stuff You Missed in History Class
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This week we revisit April's appearance on Stuff You Missed in History Class covering French fashion and resistance during WWII. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 22, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #33: Fashion History at Fashion Week
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From Grecian goddesses to the godmother of rock'n'roll, April and Cassidy discuss their favorite shows from the recent Spring/Summer 2020 Collections!   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 17, 2019
At War with Fashion: World War I, LIVE from Bard Graduate Center
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In conjunction with the exhibition French Fashion, Women and the First World War currently on view at the Bard Graduate Center, we speak with Dr. Kate Strasdin and Dr. Margaret Darrow about the era's anxieties surrounding fashion and gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 15, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #32: A Brief History of the Codpiece
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One of the more curious items of masculine dress history, this week we explore the function and symbolism of the codpiece.

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Oct 10, 2019
The King of Sexy Cling, an interview with Stephen Burrows
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Stephen Burrow's bright and slinky clothes defined the disco era. This week we speak with a fashion icon on the occasion of his new collaboration with Target.

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Oct 08, 2019
Punk Style, an interview with Dr. Monica Sklar
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This week we explore the style one of rock's most iconic sub-cultures: punk. But what came first, the music or the clothes?

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Oct 01, 2019
Patrick Kelly, an Interview with Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard
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Patrick Kelly took Paris by storm in the 1980s, becoming the first American designer to be inducted into France's distinguished Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter. On what would have been Patrick's 65th birthday, we honor his life and legacy. 

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Sep 24, 2019
The Joy of Fashion, an Interview with Pat Cleveland
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This week we talk with fashion icon and fashion model pioneer Pat Cleveland about her fifty-plus year career in fashion.

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Sep 17, 2019
FHM #31: The Cyclical Nature of Fashion
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This week, April and Cassidy discuss which forgotten fashion staples they would love to make a comeback and which cyclical fashion trends should remain a thing of the past. 

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Sep 12, 2019
Global Vision: Tina Leser
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Often cited as a progenitor of the American Look, fashion designer Tina Leser's vision was greater than the polarizing discourse of French versus American style.

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Sep 10, 2019
FHM #30: Making Mrs. Maisel
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This week we take a peek inside the Paley Center for Media's exhibition Making Maisel Marvelous.

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Sep 05, 2019
Fashion Period. An Interview with Dr. Shannon Withycombe
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Periods. A universally taboo topic for 1000s of years, menstruation was only addressed commercially in the early 20th century. We talk the pad's evolution--and all its accompanying accessories--with women's health historian Dr. Shannon Withycombe.

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Sep 03, 2019
FHM #29: Enfleurage: 17th Century Perfume Making with Dryland Wilds
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This week we meet Cebastien and Robin, the women behind the botanical beauty line Dryland Wilds, and learn all about their modern day use of the 17th century perfume making process known as enfleurage.

https://www.drylandwilds.com

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Aug 29, 2019
The Golden Age of Haute Couture, LIVE from the Dallas Museum of Art
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Hot off the press and LIVE from Dallas, join us for our first live episode of Dressed.

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Aug 27, 2019
FHM #28: Origin of the Poodle Skirt
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This week's mini-sode explores the story of Juli Lynne Charlot who created a 50s classic: the poodle skirt.

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Aug 22, 2019
Re-Dressed: The Swimsuit, a Revealing History, Part II
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Aug 20, 2019
Introducing: The Outcast
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The Outcast is Out magazine’s debut podcast! Join host Fran Tirado, Out magazine’s deputy editor and Out staffers as they explore queer topics across politics, pop culture, fashion, relationships, money, and more.

The Outcast is now available! Listen now.

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Aug 19, 2019
FHM #27: The Origin of the Moon Manicure with Suzanne Shapiro
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We answer a listener query about the moon-shaped manicure of the 1920s and 30s with Suzanne Shapiro, author of Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure.

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Aug 15, 2019
Introducing: The Moment
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Wondery’s The Moment, hosted by comedian Ingrid Haas, explores some epic real life romances to find the answers to our toughest relationship questions. From a Taylor Swift intervention, to getting betrothed by a horse, this podcast is your real life Rom-Com. Listen now at wondery.fm/dressed

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Aug 14, 2019
Re-Dressed: The Swimsuit, a Revealing History, Part I
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In the spirit of summer, we revisit our Season One two part series on one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

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Aug 13, 2019
FHM #26: A Mermaid's Tale
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In this week's mini-sode we answer a query from a real-life mermaid.

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Aug 08, 2019
Mary Quant, an Interview with Jenny Lister
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In the 1960s, Mary Quant launched her fashion revolution amid a rainbow of mini-skirts and hot pants. This week, we explore her life and legacy with Jenny Lister, the curator behind the V&A's exhibition Mary Quant, on view until February 20, 2016.

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Aug 06, 2019
FHM #25: The Auction House Allure
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This week we discuss the role of auction houses in the collecting of historic dress in a continued conversation with Timothy Long, Director, Senior Specialist of Couture and Luxury Accessories for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

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Aug 01, 2019
Charles James: Genius Deconstructed, an Interview with Timothy Long
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Timothy Long takes us inside the multi-tiered genius of Charles James, the self-taught fashion designer behind some of the most innovative and breathtakingly beautiful designs of the 20th century.

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Jul 30, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #24: The History of Penny Loafers
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A staple of various style tribes, Nancy MacDonell joins us to speak about the history of the penny loafer.

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Jul 25, 2019
Space Age Fashion: an interview with Sarah Jean Culbreth
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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and we are joined by Sarah Jean Culbeth to discuss the space age fashions of Pierre Cardin.

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Jul 23, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #23: Origin Story: Sailor and Peter Pan Collars
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This week, we explore the fascinating origins of the so-called "sailor" and "peter pan" style collars. 

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Jul 18, 2019
Fashion Animals, an interview with Joshua Katcher
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Animal rights activist and vegan menswear designer Joshua Katcher joins us to talk about the relationship between humans and the animals they wear.

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Jul 16, 2019
Introducing Everywhere
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Overcome fears and dump preconceptions about travel and fully engage with the world in a deeply meaningful way. It doesn’t matter if you’re wealthy or not, alone or with your person or people; you can have an amazing adventure. All you need is to open your mind. Don’t think about what I’m telling you, just feel it. It’s not head knowledge, it’s heart knowledge.

Listen to Everywhere every Thursday! The first three episodes are now available. Listen here!

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Jul 15, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #22: Fall 2019 Couture Fashion Collections
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This week, Cassidy and April discuss the art and history inherent in the latest 2019 Couture Fashion Collections. 

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Jul 11, 2019
50 Years of the Ebony Fashion Fair, an interview with Joy Bivins
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For fifty years, Ebony magazine's groundbreaking Fashion Fair brought the crème de la crème of high fashion to audiences across the USA and around the globe.

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Jul 09, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #21: Isabelle de Borchgrave
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Join us for a peep inside the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave who creates incredible life-size replicas of historic fashions not from silk, velvet and lace, but paper. 

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Jul 04, 2019
Gender Bending Fashion, pt. 2: an interview with Michelle Tolini Finamore
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Men just might enjoy the comfort of skirts! This week we speak to Michelle Tolini Finamore about her exhibition Gender Bending Fashion which is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Jul 02, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #20: History of the Pride Flag
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It's World Pride month and all things rainbow! This week's minisode discusses the origin of the multicolored pride flag emblazoned upon innumerable garments to be worn this month.

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Jun 27, 2019
Gender Bending Fashion, pt. 1: an interview with Michelle Tolini Finamore
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Who gets to wear the pants?! This week we speak to Michelle Tolini Finamore about her exhibition Gender Bending Fashion which is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Jun 25, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #19: Should These Clothes Be Saved?
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Cassidy and April discuss a recent New York Time's article by Vanessa Friedman which brings up some interesting questions regarding the relevance and importance of everyday clothing.

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Jun 20, 2019
Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats, an interview with Clarissa Esguerra
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This week, exhibition curator Clarissa Esguerra teaches us all about the sophisticated resist-dying ikat technique responsible for the resplendent textiles and garments on display in LACMA's current exhibition Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats.

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Jun 18, 2019
Introducing Unpopular
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Throughout history, people have been denounced and demonized for dissenting from the majority. But that didn’t stop them from speaking up. Unpopular is about resisters and pariahs, rebels and revolutionaries. People like Sitting Bull, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Galileo, and the Mirabal Sisters took a chance on what they believed in – and inspired real change. Every week, host Yves Jeffcoat tells the story of someone who challenged the status quo, connecting the dots between their history and the history we’re making today. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, and wherever else you get your podcasts. 
Listen to Unpopular every Tuesday.

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Jun 14, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #18: Like a Fine Wine: What Makes Clothing "Vintage"?
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Tune in this week to learn about the distinctions between what is considered antique versus vintage.

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Jun 13, 2019
The Language of Fans, an interview with Laura Camerlengo
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Much more than practical tools for cooling the body, Laura Camerlengo joins us to speak about the myriad of ways fans have been used historically as emblems of status and tools of communication. Her exhibition Fans of the 18th Century is on view now through June 30, 2019 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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Jun 11, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #17: Addressing Dress
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Join us for fun with words! Today we address "dress." 

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Jun 06, 2019
Styling the American Suffragist, an interview with Raissa Bretaña
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. In gratitude to the American women who fought for the right to vote, we speak to Raissa Bretaña about the relationship between fashion and the 20th century suffrage movement.

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Jun 04, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #16: Of Beards and Men
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Today, we answer a listener question about the history of men's facial hair with Dr. Christopher Oldstone-Moore, author of the book Of Beards and Men: the Revealing History of Facial Hair.

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May 30, 2019
Men in Heels: a His (and Her) Story, an Interview with Elizabeth Semmelhack
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High heels have long been the domain of women--but first they were worn by men. This week, we track the evolution of the high heel as worn by male cavalry to "irrational" women with Bata Shoe Museum Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack.

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May 28, 2019
Introducing Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler, an iHeartRadio Original Podcast
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Starting May 23rd, 2019: Listen to Chelsea Handler's first ever podcast series featuring candid, hilarious conversations about her life, her work and where she’s headed next. The podcast features interviews with celebrities such as Connie Britton, Jake Tapper, Sean Hayes, Mary McCormack and more.

Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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May 24, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #15: Pantone
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This week we discuss the 'shadiest' company around, the world's leading authority on color intelligence, Pantone.

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May 23, 2019
The Dress Detective, an interview with Amber Butchart
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Fashion history and crime labs may seem like strange bedfellows. This week we speak to real-life dress detective, Amber Butchart, about her work in forensics and fashion history applications outside of museums and design studios.

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May 21, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #14: "Copying: a Fancy Name for Stealing"
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Detective hats on, Cassidy and April address a listener question regarding fashion copying: fashion fakes are nothing new, but just when and where did the practice start and why?

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May 16, 2019
The Art of Embroidery, an Interview with Nadia Albertini, Part II
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In part two of our interview with embroidery designer Nadia Albertini, we learn how the age old craft is kept alive at the hands of skilled artisans from India to Paris.

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May 14, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #13: Party of the Year: The Met Gala
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This week we look into the storied history of one of the world's most sought-after social invitations: The Met Gala.

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May 09, 2019
The Art of Embroidery, an Interview with Nadia Albertini, Part I
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Today, we learn all about the fascinating history behind one of humankind's oldest forms of adornment with embroidery designer and historian Nadia Albertini.

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May 07, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #12: Chat-a-what?
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This week we answer a query about the once indispensable accessory now lost to time: the chatelaine.

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May 02, 2019
"The New Freedom Thing in in Fashion" or How Jeans Got Their Stretch
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This week we learn how "the new freedom thing in fashion" became the industry standard for the production of women's--and more and more men's-- jeans. This is the story of stretchy jeans.

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Apr 30, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #11: Rosie Gets a Shingle
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On this week's edition of Fashion History Mystery, we look into vintage hairstyle terms including the bob and the shingle.

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Apr 25, 2019
April Goes to Beauty School: the 1944 Du Barry Success Course
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To investigate charm schools of the 1940s, April recently completed the six weeks Du Barry Success Course of diet, exercise, posture and beauty rituals. Tune in to find out how it went!

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Apr 23, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #10: The Other Dust Ruffle
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On this week's edition of Fashion History Mystery, April and Cassidy answer the question: didn't women's long skirts get really dirty in the 19th century?

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Apr 18, 2019
Fashion and the Art of Pochoir
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This week, Cassidy and April take you inside their book Fashion and the Art of Pochoir to learn all about the painterly hand-stenciling technique that redefined fashion illustration in the Art Moderne and Art Deco eras.

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Apr 16, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #9: Don't Sweat It
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In this week's mini-sode we explore how the matter of perspiration has been handled historically.

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Apr 11, 2019
The Other Danish Girl: Gerda Wegener
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Alicia Vikander may have won an Oscar for her portrayal of Gerda Wegener in the 2015 film, The Danish Girl, but the film only scratches the surface of this incredible artist's life.

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Apr 09, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #8: Origin Story: Mary Janes
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This week we explore the unlikely origin story of Mary Janes.

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Apr 04, 2019
Remaking Fashion History: an Interview with John Bright
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This week we sit down with Oscar-winning costume designer John Bright to discuss his prolific career in film and TV that spans five decades. A collector of historic fashion, John is the founder and owner of the world's leading costume house, Cosprop.

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Apr 02, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #7: Amish Fashion Designers?
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This week, we answer the listener question: are there any fashion designers from the Amish tradition?

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Mar 28, 2019
A Vanderbilt House Party--The Gilded Age, an Interview with Leslie Klingner
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This week we go behind the scenes of Biltmore Estate's latest exhibition A Vanderbilt House Party--The Gilded Age with the estate's Curator of Interpretation Leslie Klingner.

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Mar 26, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #6: Origins of Polka Dots
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This week we answer a listener question about the origin of poka dots, by diving all the way back to the Middle Ages' taboo about wearing spots. 

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Mar 21, 2019
A History of Stoutwear, an interview with Dr. Lauren Downing Peters
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Dubbed "stoutwear" at the turn of the 20th century, Dr. Lauren Downing Peters joins us this week to discuss the history of plus-size fashion.

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Mar 19, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #5: Thierry Mugler
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Following Cardi B's stunning vintage ensembles at the 2019 Grammys, we answer the question posed by many listeners: Who is Thierry Mugler?

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Mar 14, 2019
Finding Beauty, an Interview with Photographer Tony Vaccaro
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This week, we talk to the photographer Tony Vaccaro about his prolific seventy-plus year career photographing fashion, celebrity and World War. His subjects include Dovima, Verushka, Hubert de Givenchy, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keefe.

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Mar 12, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #4: To Wear or Not to Wear?
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This week Cassidy and April address the question: when is it ok to wear historical clothing and how to preserve our family heirlooms. 

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Mar 07, 2019
Historical Costuming with American Duchess
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It is one thing to study the history of fashion, it is another thing entirely to wear it! This week we meet historical costumers Lauren and Abby, the women behind the historical shoe company and blog American Duchess.

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Mar 05, 2019
Fashion History Mystery #3: Fashion History at the Oscars!
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This week, April and Cassidy discuss all things Oscars' fashion!

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Feb 28, 2019
Cult Style: an interview with Sarah Byrd
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Where do belief and and clothing intersect? This week we speak to Sarah Byrd about the clothing choices of some of America's fringe religious groups.

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Feb 26, 2019
Fashion History Mystery: Favorite Fashion Books
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This week Cassidy and April share their favorite fashion history books of all time!

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Feb 21, 2019
Fashion and Flight: Pioneering Aviatrixes, an interview with Katharine Dorny
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In the 1920s, the fearless women that took to the skies became celebrities overnight. How did the media spotlight shape early aviatrixes relationship to fashion and flight?

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Feb 19, 2019
Fashion History Mystery: How To Become a Fashion Historian
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We answer your questions in our Thursday Fashion History Mystery minisodes! This week we answer the question several of you have posed: 'how do you become a fashion historian?' 

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Feb 14, 2019
Dior: From Paris to the World, an interview with Florence Müller
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Just in time for Fashion Week, Dressed is back for Season 2 with a behind-the-scenes look at Denver Art Museum's exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World. We are joined by the exhibition's curator and foremost Dior expert Florence Müller.

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Feb 12, 2019
What the Tux?: a History of the Tuxedo, an interview with Chloe Chapin
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Ever wonder why "acceptable" forms of dress for men are so prescriptive? So formulaic? In this episode we speak to Chloe Chapin about the origins of men's suits and the tuxedo specifically.

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Jan 01, 2019
Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part II
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In part two of this two part series, we continue to explore the history of the black dandy into the 20th and 21st centuries with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. 

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Dec 25, 2018
Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part I
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In this illuminating two-part series, we explore the cultural history of black dandyism with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. 

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Dec 18, 2018
Fashion Lovers: Dorothy Todd & Madge Garland
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From 1922 to 1926, lovers Dorothy Todd and Madge Garland transformed British Vogue into a forum for artists, writers and other luminaries of the modernist--and queer--avant-garde.

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Dec 11, 2018
Balenciaga: The Master of Us All, an interview with Miren Arzalluz
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This week Miren Arzalluz, Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris, joins us to discuss the "master of us all," Cristóbal Balenciaga.

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Dec 04, 2018
The Battle of Versailles, an interview with Robin Givhan
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This week marks the 45th anniversary of one of American fashion's greatest moments. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan joins us to discuss a legendary fashion face-off between French haute couture and American design.

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Nov 27, 2018
Bloomerism and Feminism, in Conversation with Stuff Mom Never Told You
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Ladies in pants, oh my! We recently had the pleasure of joining Anney Reese on Stuff Mom Never Told You to discuss the history of the short-lived "Bloomerism" movement of the 19th century and its continued importance to feminism today.

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Nov 20, 2018
Rebel Threads, an interview with Roger Burton, part II **Bonus Episode**
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In 1979, Roger Burton worked with punk style innovators Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren to design their boutique World's End. The couple soon went their separate ways but were reunited at Burton's 1993 exhibition of their work Vive le Punk.

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Nov 15, 2018
Rebel Threads, an interview with Roger Burton, part I
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This week we explore the clothing of rebellious youth sub-cultures from the 1940s to the 1960s with vintage collector, costume designer--and original Mod--Roger Burton.

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Nov 13, 2018
Fashionable Filipinas, an interview with Gino Gonzales
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This week, we explore the fashion origins and evolution of the Philippino terno with guest Gino Gonzales, co-author of the book Fashionable Filipinas.

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Nov 06, 2018
Dissecting the Flapper (Bonus Episode)
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For a bonus minisode in honor of Halloween, we "dissect" the iconic flapper look from head to toe.

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Nov 01, 2018
When Fashion Kills, an interview with Dr. Alison Matthews David
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Sometimes fashion can kill--literally. From combustible crinolines to strangling scarves, this week we explore fashion's deadly history with Dr. Alison Matthews David, author of the book Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present.

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Oct 30, 2018
Fierce: A History of Leopard Print, an interview with Jo Weldon
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We get puurrrfectly WILD this week with author, activist and burlesque superstar Jo Weldon!

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Oct 23, 2018
Pink, an interview with Dr. Valerie Steele
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Today we speak with Dr. Valerie Steele, Director of The Museum at FIT, about her exhibition Pink: A Pretty, Punk, Powerful Color

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Oct 16, 2018
Ruth Finley and the Fashion Calendar, an interview with Natalie Nudell
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A tribute to the passing of American fashion insider, Ruth Finley, whose Fashion Calendar was and continues to be a critical element in producing Fashion Week.

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Oct 09, 2018
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
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For artist Frida Kahlo, clothing, art and identity were inextricably linked. The V & A's current exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up explores the ways Kahlo constructed her iconic image using the clothing and accessories she put on her body.

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Oct 02, 2018
Bonus episode! Exhibiting Fashion: an Interview with Fashion Conservator Sarah Scaturro, part II
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In this week's bonus episode, we continue our conversation with Sarah Scaturro, head conservator at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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Sep 27, 2018
Exhibiting Heavenly Bodies: an Interview with Fashion Conservator Sarah Scaturro, part I
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This week, we go behind the scenes of the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination with Sarah Scaturro, head conservator at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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Sep 25, 2018
From Russia With Love: Valentina
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One of American fashion's first famous designers wasn't American at all. Meet Valentina Schlee, the intoxicatingly beautiful Russian lover of Greta Garbo who lied about nearly everything.

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Sep 18, 2018
The American Look, a chat with Dr. Rebecca Arnold (Bonus Episode)
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In honor of New York Fashion Week, we speak with Dr. Rebecca Arnold about the origins of American style.

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Sep 13, 2018
Gordon Parks: the Man of Many Hats
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Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was one of the 20th and 21st centuries great luminaries, most famous for his prolific career as a photojournalist for LIFE magazine. A man of many talents, this week we explore his unlikely career as a fashion photographer. 

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Sep 11, 2018
Dress Like an Egyptian, an interview with Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell
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This week we talk to Egyptologist--and vintage fashion aficionada-- Dr. Colleen Darnell about the role of clothing and artifice in the lives of the Ancient Egyptians. 

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Sep 04, 2018
Fashion and Sustainability, an interview with Tara St. James
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The fashion industry is the world's second largest polluter. This week we talk to fashion designer and educator Tara St. James about the intersection of fashion and sustainability in the past, present and what we can do to impact the future.

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Aug 28, 2018
Incredible and Marvelous: Fashion's First Hipsters
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Amid the French Revolution, a youth subculture became notorious for adopting styles so extreme they were dubbed 'incredible' and 'marvelous.' This week we speak about some of fashion's first hipsters: the incroyables and the merveilleuses.

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Aug 21, 2018
Fashion and Politics: The French Revolution
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Throughout the history of dress, never have fashion and politics been more entwined than during the French Revolution.

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Aug 14, 2018
A Century of Fashion Photography, an interview with Paul Martineau
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This week we talk about a century of fashion photography with Paul Martineau, curator of the new exhibition Icons of Style at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. 

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Aug 07, 2018
The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part II
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From the bikini to the thong, this week we explore the continued evolution of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

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Jul 31, 2018
The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part I
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In part one of this two-part series, we explore the origins of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

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Jul 24, 2018
Lea Gottlieb & Gottex Swimwear, an interview with Keren Ben-Horin
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This week we meet Israeli swimwear designer and innovater Lea Gottlieb (1918-2012), the visionary founder of the luxury swimwear brand Gottex. 

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Jul 17, 2018
Silhouette and Leotard: a Tale of Two Men?
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In this week’s episode, we meet the men behind the fashion: Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767) and Jules Leotard (1842-1870).

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Jul 10, 2018
The Gentleman Couturier: Hubert de Givenchy
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This week is Haute Couture Week in Paris and we bring you an in memoriam episode on one of couture's greats: Hubert de Givenchy.

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Jul 03, 2018
She's a Fashion Plate, an interview with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne
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In this week's episode, we speak with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne of Librarie Diktats about the history of fashion plates, prints which served as the primary source of fashion imagery before photography. 

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Jun 26, 2018
Wonderbra, an interview with Alexis Walker
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This week we speak with fashion historian Alexis Walker about the innovation and history behind Wonderbra.

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Jun 19, 2018
Queen Alexandra: Behind the Seams, an interview with Kate Strasdin
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This week we delve behind the seams with fashion historian Kate Strasdin to rediscover the sartorial legacies--and anti-aging secrets-- of the ever youthful Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.

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Jun 12, 2018
Jewelry of Sentiment pt. 2: an interview with Courtney Lane
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In the second installment of Jewelry of Sentiment, we speak with Courtney Lane, a modern-day practitioner of hair work.

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Jun 05, 2018
Jewelry of Sentiment pt. 1: The Art of Hair Work
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For centuries, locks of human hair were cherished tokens exchanged between friends and loved ones. In this episode, we investigate the art of hair work and the fashion for wearing jewelry made from human hair.

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May 29, 2018
Gaby Deslys: the Modern Body, Fashion & Spectacle
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Gaby Deslys was one of the most famous performers of the WWI era. Her unapologetic independence--and body-baring costumes--also made her one of the most controversial.

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May 22, 2018
Cashmere with a "K": The Controversial History of a Shawl
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Cultural appropriation and colonialism lie at the heart of the 19th century fashion trend for "cashmere" shawls, the anglicized version of the Kashmiri region from which these highly coveted luxury goods originally came.

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May 15, 2018
Elsa Schiaparelli
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Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most unique voices fashion has ever seen. Her penchant for daring designs was often inspired by her close friendships with Surrealist artists. 

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May 08, 2018
Murderous Millinery
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From the 1870s to the 1920s, millions of women embraced the fashion for ornamental plumage and as a result millions of birds died for it.

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May 01, 2018
Rose Bertin, Fashion and the Reign of Marie Antoinette: an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
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If Marie Antoinette was the Queen of Fashion, Rose Bertin was her "Minister of Fashion." Find out more about Bertin and the extravagances of eighteenth century fashion in our conversation with expert Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell.

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Apr 24, 2018
The King of Fashion: Paul Poiret
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The work of avant-garde couturier Paul Poiret was shocking to some, and undeniably groundbreaking to everyone else. The fact that he radically altered the way women dressed during the 20th century was only ONE of his major innovations.

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Apr 17, 2018
Elizabeth Keckly: “Thirty Years a Slave” to White House Dressmaker
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This week we explore the incredible story of Elizabeth Keckly, an enslaved woman who bought her freedom and went on to become the premiere dressmaker in Washington D.C. during the Civil War era. Her best friend and client? Mary Todd Lincoln. 

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Apr 10, 2018
Smuggled in the Bustle: an interview with Hind Abdul-Jabbar
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In this episode we speak to Hind Abdul-Jabbar about the widespread practice of smuggling European fashion into the United States during the 19th century.

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Apr 03, 2018
Elizabeth Hawes: Fashion Rebel
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An iconoclast in every sense of the word, Elizabeth Hawes is still considered one of the greatest designers American fashion ever produced. Find out why her outspoken social activism landed her in hot water with the FBI.

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Mar 27, 2018
The Body: Fashion & Physique, an interview with Emma McClendon
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This episode explores how the body type considered ideal shifts over time, and we speak with fashion historian Emma McClendon about her current exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique.

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Mar 20, 2018
Branded: A History of Designer Logos
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Logos and monograms are used by luxury fashion houses to brand their products. This episode investigates the origin stories of the logos used by of four of fashion's most powerful players: Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Chanel and Louboutin.

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Mar 13, 2018
Freeing the Body: The Birth of Modern Dress
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This week we explore the birth of modern dress, a revolution in fact, that occurred during a period in the early 20th century when women radically altered the way they had been dressing for centuries.

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Mar 06, 2018
Founding Father of Haute Couture: Charles Frederick Worth
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This episode explores the career and legacy of the man many consider to be the first true fashion designer, Charles Frederick Worth. We also speak with Hylan Booker, an American designer who sat at the helm of the house of Worth in the late 1960s.

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Feb 27, 2018
Dressed: Episode Zero
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Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear. Tune in on February 27th for the first episode.

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Feb 23, 2018
Introducing Dressed: The History of Fashion
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Every week, fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary will take you inside the history of fashion, and explore the who, what, when of why we wear. Listen in on February 27 for the first episode.

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Feb 20, 2018