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

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

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From Japan to Hawaii to California, this week we learn about the origins of the ubiquitious flip-flop.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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

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

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

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

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This weeks listener question about the history of seersucker leads us to a surprising discussion of etymology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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

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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!   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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

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

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

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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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Patrick Kelly took Paris by storm in the 1980s, becoming the first American designer to be inducted into France's distinguished Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter. On what would have been Patrick's 65th birthday, we honor his life and legacy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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This week we talk with fashion icon and fashion model pioneer Pat Cleveland about her fifty-plus year career in fashion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 12, 2019 20 min

This week, April and Cassidy discuss which forgotten fashion staples they would love to make a comeback and which cyclical fashion trends should remain a thing of the past.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 10, 2019 37 min

Often cited as a progenitor of the American Look, fashion designer Tina Leser's vision was greater than the polarizing discourse of French versus American style. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 5, 2019 19 min

This week we take a peek inside the Paley Center for Media's exhibition Making Maisel Marvelous. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Periods. A universally taboo topic for 1000s of years, menstruation was only addressed commercially in the early 20th century. We talk the pad's evolution--and all its accompanying accessories--with women's health historian Dr. Shannon Withycombe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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