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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May 11, 2021 71 min

Rudi Gernreich pushed fashion forward in a way that many of his innovations are essentials in our wardrobes today. Yet, during the 1960s and 1970s, he was dubbed 'a far out eccentric' by many. Join us this week for our discussion with Alex Joseph to learn more.

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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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Hi, Dressed fans! We know you love great podcasts and think you'd like the new Gilmore Girls re-watch podcast, I Am All In with Scott Patterson. Check out the trailer to see for yourself!

About: Twenty years ago, you met Luke Danes...backward cap, plaid flannel, pouring the coffee. For the VERY first time, Scott Patterson (aka Luke) is watching Gilmore Girls. 154 episodes and 4 movies. We'll visit Stars Hollow, Doosey's ...

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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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April 29, 2021 45 min

This week we revisit our season one episode where we explored the origins and evolution of the Filipino terno with Gino Gonzales, co-author with Mark Lew Higgins of the book Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of the Philippine National Dress in Photographs 1860-1960.

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When fashion designer Salvacion Lim "Slim" Higgins opened her first atelier in Manila in 1947, she ushered in both the golden age of Filipino couture and her own forty-plus year career. Her son Mark Lewis Higgins joins us to discuss her incredible life and legacy.

Recommended additional resources:

SLIM fashion school:

  • www.slimfashion.com
  • www.slimsonline.school

  • Video on SLIM's legacy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgMwYXP...
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    Fashion historian and Curator of Costume and Accessories at The Museum at FIT, Colleen Hill, joins us again today for part two of our discussion on fashion in the 1990s.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Hill, Colleen. Fashion in the Nineties. New York: Rizzoli, 2021.
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    Supermodels, grunge, minimalism, oh my! This week Colleen Hill joins us for a two-part episode on fashion in the 1990s.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Hill, Colleen. Fashion in the Nineties. New York: Rizzoli, 2021.
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    Parents rejoice! This week fellow Dressed listener Jonathan Joseph joins us to speak about his new fashion ed-tech start up for kids and teens.

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    202 embroiders. 28 countries. 1 dress. Artist Kirstie Macleod joins us to share the stories behind the The Red Dress Project, an eleven year collaboration empowering women artisans from around the world to share their stories through embroidery.

  • https://reddressembroidery.com
  • www.kirstiemacleod.co.uk
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    Band leader, vintage aficionado, and style activist Dandy Wellington joins us to discuss the power and joy of vintage dressing today.

    More on Dandy's work: www.dandywellington.com

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    Today we are joined by fashion educator, researcher, and activist Dr. Ben Barry whose work on refashioning and cripping masculinities challenges and redefines dominant definitions of fashion.

    For more on Dr. Barry's work:

  • www.refashioningmasculinity.com
  • www.crippingmasculinity.com
  • www.fashionstudies.ca
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    Join Cassidy as she tries to fool April--and vice versa--with wacky facts and fictions from fashion history.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Golbin, Pamela. Couture Confessions. New York: Rizzoli, 2016.
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    This week Ayaka Sano joins us to discuss the early years of the career of Japanese designer Hanae Mori, the first Asian woman to be admitted to the ranks of French haute couture.

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    March 25, 2021 28 min

    Today we continue our conversation by one of our favorite designers, Norma Kamali, who has been a defining force in American fashion for more than five decades.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Kamali, Norma. I Am Invincible. New York: Abrams, 2021.
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    March 23, 2021 47 min

    This week we are delighted to be joined by one of our favorite designers, Norma Kamali, to chat about her role in defining American fashion for more than five decades.

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  • Kamali, Norma. I Am Invincible. New York: Abrams, 2021.
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    March 18, 2021 33 min

    This week, we make our recommendations for digital fashion history resources.


    Instagram accounts:

    https://www.instagram.com/matching.melania/

    https://www.instagram.com/noraesdollhouse/


    Victorian Mourning Practices:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5w2wN301Lk


    Slow Factory Open Education:

    https://slowfactory.foundation/open-education


    The Roaring 20s and Swinging 60s:

    https://exhibitions.fitnyc.edu/roaring-20s-and-swinging-60s/exhibition/


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    How did the Vietnamese come to dominate the multi-billion dollar nail industry? Filmmaker Adele Pham joins us to discuss her film Nailed It, which explores the history of Vietnamese nail salons in America.

  • https://www.naileditdoc.com
  • https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nailedit
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    In anticipation of this week's Fashion History Now, we revisit one of our very first episode's in season one where we met the men behind the fashion: Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767) and Jules Leotard (1842-1870).

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