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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June 17, 2021 36 min

Join this week's minisode for a discussion of Mister Rogers' sweaters, Miss Piggy's Instagram, the easy-to-wee jumpsuit of your dreams and some of Christian Dior's favorite dishes.

LINKS:

  • Miss Piggy: https://www.instagram.com/realmisspiggy/
  • The 1Z by Welld Workwear: https://www.instagram.com/wearewelld/
  • https://diorpress.com/la_cuisine_cousu-main/
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    This week we take a peek inside the upcoming exhibition Textures: The History and Art of Black Hair which will be on at the Kent State Museum from September 2021 through August 2022.

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    Tune in this week as @matching.melania joins us to discuss her incredible work on Instagram which marries contemporary art and fashion.

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    This week, Dr. Eugenia Paulicelli joins us to discuss how fashion functioned under Mussolini's fascist regime in Italy during the period between WWI and WWII.


    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Paulicelli, Eugenia. Fashion Under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt. New York: Berg, 2004.
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    Christian Allaire joins us to discuss his recently released book The Power of Style, a celebration of the sartorial expression dedicated “to all the kids who feel like they aren’t seen or heard."

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    Beginning in the early 16th century, bureoning international trade markets transported new products--and new fashions--around the globe, effectively transforming material cultures in ways which still resonate to this day. Dr. Beverly Lemire joins us to discuss her book Global Trade and the Transformation of Consumer Cultures: The Material World Remade, c. 1500-1820.

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    Edith Cheung, curator of Fashioned from Nature in China: Then and Now, shares with us her path to becoming a fashion and textile consultant for the Chinese National Silk Museum. 


    Recommended browsing:

  • https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/china-national-silk-museum
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    On view now at Design Society, Shenzhen, the V&A's exhibition Fashioned from Nature traces the complex relationship between fashion and nature over a 2,300 year period. Guest curator Edith Cheung joins us to discuss the Chinese fashions and textiles featured in the exhibition’s new section Fashioned from Nature in China: Then and Now.


    Exhibition details: http://www.designsociety.cn/en/category/event-list/detail!fashioned-fro...

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    Beyhive gather 'round and rejoice! This week we will be discussing Beyoncé's project Black is King, which is a visual and musical reimagining of The Lion King.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • https://www.teenvogue.com/story/black-is-king-african-fashion-references
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    This week we speak with June Ambrose about her incredible 25 year career shaping fashion and music culture. From her work with Missy Elliot, Puff Daddy and Jay-Z, we speak about creating the looks for some of music's most iconic moments.

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    Barbara Flood joins us to discuss her passion for fashion that spans her 1960s and 70s modeling career as a "Gernreich Girl" into the present day.

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    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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    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 46 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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