Dressed: The History of 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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The Lady Di Look: What Diana Was Trying to Tell Us Through Her Clothes, part 2, an interview with Eloise Moran

In part two of our episode on style icon Princess Diana, we discuss Di's increasing sartorial freedoms following the separation from her husband and detail some of her revenge looks that followed. Follow along via Eloise's instagram @ladydirevengelooks. RECOMMENDED READING: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30m
Sep 22
The Lady Di Look: What Diana Was Trying to Tell Us Through Her Clothes, part 1, an interview with Eloise Moran

Nineteen-year old Lady Diana Spencer stepped into the public spotlight in 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles (now King Charles III) was announced. Tune in to our two-part episode this week as we trace the evolution of her unique brand of royal elegance. RECOMMENDED READING: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Sep 20
Fashion History Now #44: Fashion at the 100th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market

From the city streets to the runway, April and Cassidy discuss all things fashion at the Santa Fe Indian Market 2022.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49m
Sep 15
Walking in Beauty with Orlando Dugi

Impeccable handcraftsmanship and storytellng collide in the work of today's guest fashion designer Orlando Dugi whose work is influenced by his Diné culture and his philosophy "walk in beauty": "Beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty below me, beauty above me, beauty all around me; I walk in beauty." You can find Orlando's work at www.orlandodugi.com http://www.orlandodugi.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46m
Sep 13
Designing Motherhood: Things that Make or Break Our Births, an interview with Michelle Fisher Millar and Amber Winick, part 2

In part-two of our discussion with design historians Michelle Millar Fisher and Amber Winick, we speak about specific objects featured in their exhibition and book Designing Motherhood, including wearables intended for both mother and baby. RECOMMENDED READING: __ __ WEB REFERENCES: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28m
Sep 08
Designing Motherhood: Things that Make or Break Our Births, an interview with Michelle Fisher Millar and Amber Winick, part 1

In our two-part episode this week, we explore the material culture of motherhood and the physical object worn to support pregnancy and beyond. RECOMMENDED READING: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32m
Sep 06
Fashion History Now #43: Fashion Exhibitions

With help from our listeners, we bring you an overview of fashion exhibitions currently happening around the world. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Sep 01
Jordan Roth and the Theater of Fashion

If "all the world is a stage," then Jordan Roth is its most fashionable performer. The acclaimed Broadway producer and fashion provocateur joins us to talk about the art and beauty of the fashioned self.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45m
Aug 31
American Milliners and Their World, pt 2, an interview with Nadine Stewart

In part 2 of this week's episode, we turn our attention to the American millinery trade during the first half of the 20th century, the rise of the celebrity milliner and the scourge of 'hatlessness,' which reached an apex in the 1960s. RECOMMENDED READING: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31m
Aug 25
American Milliners and Their World, pt 1, an interview with Nadine Stewart

Largely deemed 'women's work' during the 18th and 19th centuries, this week we examine the inner workings of the American millinery industry and peep into the lives of its workers. RECOMMENDED READING: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Aug 23
Fashion History Now #42

From sea urchin hats to $1000 trash bags, this week we share the latest in fashion history new and our recs for films, articles, and exhibitions that are sure to delight. TO READ: __ __ TO WATCH: __ __ TO LISTEN: __ __ TO DO: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45m
Aug 18
The Man of Many Hats: An Interview with Master Milliner Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones is one of the most prolific and celebrated milliners of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Today, he joins us to discuss his incredible forty plus year career adorning the heads of everyone from royalty to rock stars. www.stephenjonesmillinery.com http://www.stephenjonesmillinery.com See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42m
Aug 16
Fashion and Textiles at the Wiener Werkstätte

Undeniably one of the most important design collectives of the Modern era, today we discuss the fashion and textile production at the Wiener Werkstätte. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Aug 11
Klimt's Muse: The Fashions of Emilie Flöge

Emilie Flöge may best be remembered as the long-time companion of artist Gustav Klimt, but this week we explore her work as a fashion designer and dress reformer in early 20th century Vienna.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32m
Aug 09
Kim, Marilyn, and Why Preserving Historical Fashion Matters with Sarah Scaturro

The recent public outcry surrounding Kim Kardashian's wearing of Marilyn Monroe's dress introduced many to the field of fashion conservation for the first time. In light of the controversy, leading conservator Sarah Scaturro joins us to talk about why the preservation of historical dress matters.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30m
Aug 04
Preserving Fashion's Past, Present, Future with Conservator Sarah Scaturro

Sarah Scaturro, Chief Conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, takes us behind the seams of museums to talk about the intricate and fascinating job of fashion conservation.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1h 4m
Aug 03
Claire McCardell: The Girl Who Defied Dior, part 2

In part-two of our exploration of the career of American fashion designer Claire McCardell, we discuss her work during WWII which yeilded some of her most iconic designs. ADDITIONAL READING: __ __ See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27m
Jul 28
Claire McCardell: The Girl Who Defied Dior, part 1

Called the "designer's designer," Claire McCardell turned the American fashion industry on its head starting in the 1930s with her fresh modern take on sportwear. This week we examine her career and legacy in a two-part episode. Additional Reading: Nolf, Nancy and Kohle Yohannan. Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism. New York: Abrams, 1998. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 26
Dressed Classic: From Russia With Love: Valentina

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. Additional Reading: Ballard, Bettina. In My Fashion. New York: D. McKay Co, 1960. Yohannan, Kohle. Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity. New York: Rizzoli, 2009. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43m
Jul 21
Shocking!: Elsa Schiaparelli

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. We look at the life and legacy of the enigmatic designer in celebration of the opening of the exhibit “Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. ADDITIONAL READING: Berenson, Marisa. Elsa Schiaparelli’s Private Album. London: Double-Barreled Books, 2014. Blum, Dilys E. Shocking!: The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003. Schiaparelli, Elsa. Hommage à Elsa Schiaparelli. Paris: Musée de la Mode et du Costume, 1984. Schiaparelli, Elsa. Shocking Life: the Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli. London: V&A, 2007. White, Palmer. Elsa Schiaparelli: Empress of Paris Fashion. New York: Rizzoli, 1986. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53m
Jul 19
Fashion History Now #41: Haute Couture Week with Eric Darnell Pritchard

Dior, Schiaparelli, van Herpen oh my! Eric Darnell Pritchard joins Dressed to discuss all things Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022/2023. Recommended Media: https://www.ericdarnellpritchard.com https://hautecouture.fhcm.paris/en/ https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2022-couture See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58m
Jul 14
The Invisible Seam: Unsung Stories of Black Culture and Fashion with Kimberly Jenkins

Kimberly Jenkins joins us to discuss her new podcast The Invisible Seam: Unsung Stories of Black Culture and Fashion, in partnership with Tommy Hilfiger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Jul 13
Let's Talk About Sex, Burlesque, and Vintage Fashion with Liz Goldwyn

Fashion and sex are not mutually exclusive entities but, as the work of Liz Goldwyn shows us, are in fact intimately entertwined. Liz joins us to discuss the art and joy of vintage collecting and her work as the founder of The Sex Ed, an educational platform and podcast dedicated to sex, health and consciousness in the digital age. Recommended Reading: Liz Goldwyn's Pretty Things: the Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens Also check out Liz's work for The Sex Ed at theSexEd.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31m
Jul 07
The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens with Liz Goldwyn

Liz Goldwyn joins us in an enthralling discussion on the golden age of burlesque and the last generation of queens who reigned supreme. Recommended Reading: Liz Goldwyn's Pretty Things: the Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens Also check out Liz's work for The Sex Ed at theSexEd.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35m
Jul 05
Asian Fashion Archive: An Interview with Faith Cooper

Faith Cooper is back to discuss her work on the Asian Fashion Archive, her digital resource project that is committed to highlighting Asian fashion, culture, and history. https://www.asianfashionarchive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31m
Jun 30
Introducing: Beauty Translated

Introducing Beauty Translated - The show that celebrates the stories and lives of the amazing transgender individuals living in the Southeastern United States. Whether they are making a difference for their communities, or just being visible and vocal about their transness, get to know these incredible trans people today! Each episode, host Carmen Laurent sits down with a different guest to discuss their stories and why they think TRANS IS BEAUTIFUL. Listen to Beauty Translated on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-beauty-translated-98308546/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1m
Jun 29
Tina Chow: An Interview with Faith Cooper

Faith Cooper joins us to illuminate the life of model and jewelry designer Tina Chow, one of fashion history's great style icons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32m
Jun 28
Dressed Classic: Fashion Lovers: Dorothy Todd & Madge Garland

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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41m
Jun 23
Charity and Sylvia: A Same Sex Marriage in Early America with Rachel Hope Cleves

Rachel Hope Cleves joins us to discuss the incredible forty-four year love story of tailors Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake who were recognized and respected as a married couple in their small close knit community of Weybridge, Vermont in the nineteenth century. Recommended Reading: Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleves See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49m
Jun 21
Dressed Classic: The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses

What do millionaires, harlequins and cigarettes have to do with the iconic cat-eye frame? Tune into this fascinating episode from the Dressed archive to find out.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26m
Jun 16