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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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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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This week we meet Cebastien and Robin, the women behind the botanical beauty line Dryland Wilds, and learn all about their modern day use of the 17th century perfume making process known as enfleurage.

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Hot off the press and LIVE from Dallas, join us for our first live episode of Dressed.

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August 22, 2019 15 min

This week's mini-sode explores the story of Juli Lynne Charlot who created a 50s classic: the poodle skirt.

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August 19, 2019 1 min

The Outcast is Out magazine’s debut podcast! Join host Fran Tirado, Out magazine’s deputy editor and Out staffers as they explore queer topics across politics, pop culture, fashion, relationships, money, and more.

The Outcast is now available! Listen now.

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We answer a listener query about the moon-shaped manicure of the 1920s and 30s with Suzanne Shapiro, author of Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure.

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We answer a listener query about the moon-shaped manicure of the 1920s and 30s with Suzanne Shapiro, author of Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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August 14, 2019 10 min

Wondery’s The Moment, hosted by comedian Ingrid Haas, explores some epic real life romances to find the answers to our toughest relationship questions. From a Taylor Swift intervention, to getting betrothed by a horse, this podcast is your real life Rom-Com. Listen now at wondery.fm/dressed

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In the spirit of summer, we revisit our Season One two part series on one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

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August 8, 2019 11 min

In this week's mini-sode we answer a query from a real-life mermaid.

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In the 1960s, Mary Quant launched her fashion revolution amid a rainbow of mini-skirts and hot pants. This week, we explore her life and legacy with Jenny Lister, the curator behind the V&A's exhibition Mary Quant, on view until February 20, 2016.

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