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.... Show More

Episodes

July 2, 2020 20 min

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-res...
  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played
    June 18, 2020 36 min

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played
    June 4, 2020 20 min

    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.com, www.jonathansquare.com
  • Dandy Welli...
  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played
    May 28, 2020 15 min

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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.thecraftybeggars.org.

    For more from the Tudor Tailors see www.tudortailor.com.

    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played
    May 14, 2020 22 min

    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/.
  • Lear...
    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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 cri...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played
    April 30, 2020 20 min

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    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
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Chat About Dressed: The History of Fashion

    Follow Us On

    Show Links

    AboutStore

    Popular Podcasts

    Crime Junkie
    Crime Junkie
    Crime Junkie is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving you a true crime fix. Every Monday, Ashley Flowers will tell you about whatever crime she’s been obsessing over that week in a way that sounds like you're sitting around talking crime with your best friends. The storytelling is straightforward and free of rabbit holes so the cases stay suspenseful and are easy to follow. If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’re a Crime Junkie! You’ve found your people.
    Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald
    Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald
    You know what's long, tedious and boring? Surgery. You know what isn't? This new podcast! Join Scrubs co-stars and real-life best friends Zach Braff and Donald Faison for a weekly comedy podcast where they relive the hit TV show, one episode at a time. Each week, these BFFs will discuss an episode of Scrubs, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and reminiscing on some of their favorite memories from filming. They’ll also connect with Scrubs super fans and feature beloved show cast members for exclusive interviews.
      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

      Connect

      © 2020 iHeartMedia, Inc.