Dressed: The History of Fashion

Dressed: The History of Fashion

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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August 3, 2021 67 min

This week, we are joined by Natasha Lester, the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Dressmaker and the Paris Secret. A lover of fashion history, Lester seamlessly weaves real fashion narratives into her spellbinding fictional works in a way that underscores clothing's intrinsic value to both real and fictional lives.

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Fashion and technology converge at the Olympics as we head into the 21st century in the final episode of our four part series.

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  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, https://www.ibtihajmuhammad.com
  • Paralympian Scoutt Bassett Talks Adaptive Clothing and Equality: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a32998687/scout-bassett-adaptive-clothing/
  • "Fashion Behind the Games" https://olympics.com/en/original-series/episode/fashion-...
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    From a love match made in Olympic fashion history to a clothed protest seen around the world, today we continue our series on dressing the Summer Olympic Athlete, covering 1948 London to 1968 Mexico City.

    Recommended Media:

  • Emmet Bryne’s “Radiant Discord: Lance Wyman on the ’68 Olympic Design and the Tlatelolco Massacre” https://walkerart.org/magazine/lance-wyman-mexico-68-olympics-tlatelolco-massacre
  • Douglas Hartmann’s Race, Culture...
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    In part two of our four part series, we dive into the 1932 and 1936 Olympics where new relationships between fashion and Olympic athletes were forged.

    Recommended Media:

  • Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony 2020 Tokyo Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD58s2ikdHE
  • LA84 Foundation's United States Olympic Committee Official Reports: https://digital.la84.org/digital/collection/p17103coll6/id/1368/rec/1
  • LA84 Foundation's Ol...
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    With the world watching, what does Olympic clothing say without having to say a word? In celebration of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, we bring you a four part series that explores the historical significance of dress to the most celebrated athletic competition in the world. Part I covers over 2500 years of Olympic dress history beginning with the remarkably uncovered first Olympic athletes of ancient Greece and ending with the G...

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    Join us for part two of our exploration of the exhibition Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800-1960 with FIDM Museum curators Christina Johnson and Kevin Jones.

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  • Johnson, Christina, Kevin Jones and Serena Williams. Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls, 1800-1960. New York: Prestel, 2021.
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    Tune in to this week's two-part discussion of what might just be the 'winningest' exhibition of the year! FIDM Museum curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson join us to discuss their groundbreaking survey of the history of women's sportswear, which will be touring to museums across the US for the next three years.

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  • Johnson, Christina, Kevin Jones and Serena Williams. Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Gi...
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    This week Andras Forgacs, founder of Modern Meadow, joins us to discuss his company's astounding innovations in bio-fabrication and the love affair between cutting-edge science and fashion's future.

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    Lee Miller lived an extraordinary life on her own terms: model, muse, photographer and boots-on-the-ground war correspondent. This week Miller's granddaughter, Ami Bouhassane, and fashion historian Amber Butchart join us to discuss their new book Lee Miller: Fashion in Wartime Britain.

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    Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them) is back to discuss the importance and imperative of moving beyond the gender binary with the #DeGenderFashion movement.

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     In this two-part series, we welcome one of the most important voices working in fashion and fashion history today. Writer, performer, and public speaker Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them) joins us to discuss the history of gendered fashion and its degendered present and future. 

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    We continue our conversation with Laura Beltrán-Rubio on Spanish colonial fashion, focusing on the symbolism and significance of dress in the eighteenth century Viceroyalty of New Granada (modern day modern day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela.)

    More on Laura's work:

  • http://imperiodemoda.com
  • https://laurabelru.com
  • https://fashionandrace.org/database/author/llbeltranrubio/
  • http://culturasdemoda.com
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    Art and fashion historian Laura Beltrán-Rubio joins us to share her expertise on the sartorial practices and symbolisms in Spain’s Imperio de la Moda or Empire of Fashion, beginning in the sixteenth century.

    More on Laura's work http://imperiodemoda.comhttps://laurabelru.comhttps://fashionandrace.org/database/author/llbeltranrubio/http://culturasdemoda.com.

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  • Maya Stanfield-Mazzi's Clothing the New Wor...
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    June 17, 2021 36 min

    Join this week's minisode for a discussion of Mister Rogers' sweaters, Miss Piggy's Instagram, the easy-to-wee jumpsuit of your dreams and some of Christian Dior's favorite dishes.

    LINKS:

  • Miss Piggy: https://www.instagram.com/realmisspiggy/
  • The 1Z by Welld Workwear: https://www.instagram.com/wearewelld/
  • https://diorpress.com/la_cuisine_cousu-main/
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    This week we take a peek inside the upcoming exhibition Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair which will be on at the Kent State Museum from September 2021 through August 2022.

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    Tune in this week as @matching.melania joins us to discuss her incredible work on Instagram which marries contemporary art and fashion.

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    This week, Dr. Eugenia Paulicelli joins us to discuss how fashion functioned under Mussolini's fascist regime in Italy during the period between WWI and WWII.


    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Paulicelli, Eugenia. Fashion Under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt. New York: Berg, 2004.
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    Christian Allaire joins us to discuss his recently released book The Power of Style, a celebration of the sartorial expression dedicated “to all the kids who feel like they aren’t seen or heard."

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    Beginning in the early 16th century, bureoning international trade markets transported new products--and new fashions--around the globe, effectively transforming material cultures in ways which still resonate to this day. Dr. Beverly Lemire joins us to discuss her book Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures: The Material World Remade, c. 1500-1820.

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    Edith Cheung, curator of Fashioned from Nature in China: Then and Now, shares with us her path to becoming a fashion and textile consultant for the Chinese National Silk Museum. 


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  • https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/china-national-silk-museum
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