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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September 16, 2021 35 min

Dressed goes vintage shopping at the world's antique market! Join us as we explore Les Puces in the St. Ouen suburb just north of Paris and recommend some top vendors for vintage fashion and fashion ephemera.

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The palace of Versailles during the 18th century was one of the most extravagant locales in the world. This week we break down some of the basics of fashion and etiquette at the French court.

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We continue our walking tour of the Rue de la Paix, the most luxurious shopping destination of Belle Epoque Paris.

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Join us as we take a walk down the Rue de la Paix, the most fashionable and luxurious street of Belle Epoque Paris. Home to the ateliers of Worth, Paquin, and Schiaparelli, the street was an international shopping destination for the gliterrati of society, the demi-mondaines, and royalty from around the world.

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September 2, 2021 52 min

From Azzedine Alaïa to the oldest haberdashery in Paris, April and Cassidy recap Dressed's very first fashion history tour of "the city of light."

Paris Recommendations:

  • Like Minds Travel: https://www.likemindstravel.com/dressed-podcast-tour-of-paris/
  • Duvelleroy: https://www.eventail-duvelleroy.fr/?lang=en
  • UltraMod: https://www.instagram.com/ultramodmercerieparis/?hl=en
  • Azzedine Alaïa, Peter Lindbergh: https://fon...
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    With wedding season in full bloom, we discuss the history of wedding fashion with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, author of the book The Way We Wed: A Global History of Wedding Fashion.

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    This week we literally tumble down the rabbit hole exploring Alice's iconic style and Wonderland's influences in high fashion. 

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Bailey, Kate and Simon Sladen, Eds. Alice, Curious and Curiouser. London: V&A Publishing, 2020.
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    In light of our recent adventures in Paris, we bring you a refresher on the golden age of haute couture recorded LIVE from the Dallas Museum of Art.

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    This week filmmaker Aiwan Obinyan joins us to discuss her upcoming documentary, Wax Print, which traces the complicated history of this textile from its colonialist origins to its current association with African pride.

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    Having amassed the more than 15,000 pieces in her private collection, Sandy Schreier regales us some of the tales of triumph and woe in her lifelong hunt for rare examples of vintage couture and fashion.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Bolton, Andrew and Jessica Regan and Melissa Huber. In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019.
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    Sandy Schreier, one of the world's most prominent private collectors of fashion and textiles, joins us this week! In part one of this two-part episode, we discuss how she began collecting as a child, and the challenges she faced researching fashion history as a teenager.

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  • Bolton, Andrew and Jessica Regan and Melissa Huber. In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum ...
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    To commemorate Dressed's first trip to Versailles, we revisit our interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell about Rose Bertin, the star fashion designer of Queen Marie Antoinette.

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    This week, we are joined by Natasha Lester, the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress and The Paris Secret. A lover of fashion history, Lester seamlessly weaves real fashion narratives into her spellbinding fictional works in a way that underscores clothing's intrinsic value to both real and fictional lives.

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    Fashion and technology converge at the Olympics as we head into the 21st century in the final episode of our four part series.

    Recommended Media:

  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, https://www.ibtihajmuhammad.com
  • Paralympian Scoutt Bassett Talks Adaptive Clothing and Equality: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a32998687/scout-bassett-adaptive-clothing/
  • "Fashion Behind the Games" https://olympics.com/en/original-series/episode/fashion-...
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    From a love match made in Olympic fashion history to a clothed protest seen around the world, today we continue our series on dressing the Summer Olympic Athlete, covering 1948 London to 1968 Mexico City.

    Recommended Media:

  • Emmet Bryne’s “Radiant Discord: Lance Wyman on the ’68 Olympic Design and the Tlatelolco Massacre” https://walkerart.org/magazine/lance-wyman-mexico-68-olympics-tlatelolco-massacre
  • Douglas Hartmann’s Race, Culture...
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    In part two of our four part series, we dive into the 1932 and 1936 Olympics where new relationships between fashion and Olympic athletes were forged.

    Recommended Media:

  • Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony 2020 Tokyo Olympics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD58s2ikdHE
  • LA84 Foundation's United States Olympic Committee Official Reports: https://digital.la84.org/digital/collection/p17103coll6/id/1368/rec/1
  • LA84 Foundation's Ol...
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    With the world watching, what does Olympic clothing say without having to say a word? In celebration of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, we bring you a four part series that explores the historical significance of dress to the most celebrated athletic competition in the world. Part I covers over 2500 years of Olympic dress history beginning with the remarkably uncovered first Olympic athletes of ancient Greece and ending with the G...

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    Join us for part two of our exploration of the exhibition Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800-1960 with FIDM Museum curators Christina Johnson and Kevin Jones.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

  • Johnson, Christina, Kevin Jones and Serena Williams. Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls, 1800-1960. New York: Prestel, 2021.
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    Tune in to this week's two-part discussion of what might just be the 'winningest' exhibition of the year! FIDM Museum curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson join us to discuss their groundbreaking survey of the history of women's sportswear, which will be touring to museums across the US for the next three years.

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  • Johnson, Christina, Kevin Jones and Serena Williams. Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Gi...
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