Dressed: The History of Fashion

Dressed: The History of Fashion

Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.... Show More

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February 18, 2020 46 min

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)
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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.


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  • Bronwyn Cosgrave's Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards (Bloomsbury, 2006)
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    February 4, 2020 45 min

    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.


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  • Deborah Nadoolman Landis's Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Design, 2007)
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  • December 23, 2019 28 min

    A symbol of glitz, glamour and celebration, we bring you a special holiday edition on the history of glitter.

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    December 6, 2019 1 min

    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 abo... Read more

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    For the final episode of Dressed Season 2, we bring you the much-requested history of denim.

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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.

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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.

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    From Japan to Hawaii to California, this week we learn about the origins of the ubiquitious flip-flop. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    This weeks listener question about the history of seersucker leads us to a surprising discussion of etymology.

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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.

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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!  

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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.

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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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    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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    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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