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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October 14, 2021 32 min

Corset maker extraordinaire Cynthia Settje of Redthreaded is back to debunk and de-bone some of the most common corset myths from fashion history in part two of our conversation!

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Today, we explore the history of the corset’s construction with Cynthia Settje, owner of the world's premiere corsetmaking company Redthreaded.

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Selina Sanders joins us to discuss the joy of upcycling fashion and her journey from the fashion industry to independent upcycle designer extraordinaire.

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This week Elizabeth Way joins us to speak about American designer Scott Barrie and hew new book Black Designers in American Fashion.

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In part two of this week's episode, Ilise S. Carter joins us again to speak about lipstick in the context of feminism, Bladerunner and Boy George vs. 90s hair bands like Poison and Motley Crüe.

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This week Ilise S. Carter joins us to discuss her forthcoming book The Red Menace: How Lipstick Changed the Face of American history, which uses lipstick as a lens to examine the hopes, dreams and anxieties of American society.

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September 23, 2021 49 min

The theme of this year’s highly anticipated Met Gala was “American Independence,” so why did so many of the world’s most famous celebrities choose to wear European, rather than American, designers to the event? Cassidy and April discuss all things Met Gala 2021 and the exhibition it accompanies In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

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September 21, 2021 39 min

In the first decades of the 20th century, you would have been hard pressed to find a celebrated American fashion designer. So what changed? With the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibition "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion," we look back at the rise of the American fashion designer.

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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."

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  • 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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