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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May 26, 2022 39 min

Today we re-visit one of our earliest episodes from 2018 on one of fashion's greats: Hubert de Givenchy.

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Making music with a sewing machine? LA-based artist Nicole Cooke sure does and joins us this week to talk about her deeply original compositions employing sewing machines as instruments and the theme of clothing in her work.

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    High heels have long been the domain of women--but first they were worn by men. This week, we revisit our interview with Bata Shoe Museum Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack that tracks the evolution of the high heel as worn by male cavalry to "irrational" women.

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    We revisit our episode on the complex and controversial history of the nineteenth century fashion trend for "cashmere" shawls. The highly coveted luxury goods were original to the Kashmir region, created by master weavers and artisans who continue their craft to this very day.

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    This week marks the upcoming Kentucky Derby and we chat with the featured milliner of the event about the history of millinery and its current relevance at the racetrack.

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    This week we look into the storied history of one of the world's most sought-after social invitations: The Met Gala. 

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    In celebration of the Met Gala 2021 and American design, we speak to Michael Sylvan Robinson, the textile artist and queer activist behind Jordan Roth's show-stopping collaged "coat of many colors" worn to last year's festivities. Robinson joins us to discuss their thought-provoking use of textiles, clothing and the (dis)embodied form to explore entangled themes of identity, sexuality, violence, and healing.

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    Clothing in contemporary art is the subject of this week's episode as art historian Alexandra Schwartz joins us to speak about the exhibition Garmenting:  Costume as Contemporary Art which she guest curated for the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC.

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    Fashion history and true crime come together this week as we explore a scandal of the 1860s involving a British cosmetics maven who bilked her clients out of fortunes with the promise to halt the aging process and make them beautful forever.

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    Today's guest Karishma Shahani Khan is the founder of Ka-Sha and Heart to Haat, two conscious clothing labels that encapsulate everything we love about clothing on Dressed: a celebration of artistry and hand-craftsmanship, clothing’s ability to tell stories, and, perhaps most importantly, the heart and humanity at the core of its production.

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    https://www.instagram.com/ka_sha_india/?hl=en

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    We explore the historic and contemporary significance of indigo dye with guests Josie Lopez and Leslie Kim, curators of the Albuquerque Museum of Art's exhibition Indelible Blue: Indigo Across the Globe.

     

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    We continue our conversation with Justine Picardie about Catherine Dior's courageous resistance efforts during WWII and the continuance of her legacy at the House of Dior to this very day.

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    International best selling author Justine Picardie joins us to discuss the life and legacy of Christian Dior's beloved sister Catherine, a WWII French resistance fighter, concentration camp survivor, and inspiration behind Dior's most famous scent Miss Dior.

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  • Justine Picardie's Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture
  • https://podcasts.apple.com/ke/podcast/dior-from-paris-to-world-interview...
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    Tune in for part two of this week's discussions of the most glamorous, political and scandalous looks to grace the red carpet.

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  • Zuckerman, Esther. Beyond the Best Dressed: A Cultural History of the Most Glamorous, Radical and Scandalous Oscar Fashion. Running Press: New York, NY, 2022.
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    Are you red carpet ready Dressed listeners? This week entertainment writer and cultural historian Esther Zuckerman joins us to talk about Oscar fashion history.

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  • Zuckerman, Esther. Beyond the Best Dressed: A Cultural History of the Most Glamorous, Radical and Scandalous Oscar Fashion. Running Press: New York, NY, 2022.
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    In part two of our two-part episode on Prince's fashion, Casci Ritchie joins us to talk about some of The Purple One's most iconic looks and the makers behind them.

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