With over 8 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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For forty plus years, Anne Sykes (1818-1890) documented her life through fabric, creating a dress diary comprised of two thousand plus textile swatches that made its way into the hands of today's guest, dress historian Kate Strasdin. Kate unravels the fabrics of Anne's life and the world within which she lived in her new book The Dress Diary of Mrs. Anne Sykes: Secrets from a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe.
Fresh Fly Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style, an interview with Elena Romero and Elizabeth Way, part 2
In part two of our examination of hip hop style, we chat about iconic sneaker looks, high fashion's love affair with hip hop style and some of hip hop's beauty trends across the decades.
Fresh Fly Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style, an interview with Elena Romero and Elizabeth Way, part 1
2023 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop! All this week co-curators Elena Romero and Elizabeth Way join us to speak about their book and exhibition Fresh Fly Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style which is currently on view at The Museum at FIT through April 23, 2023.
This week, we celebrate Lebanese fashion history, heritage, and craftsmanship with Joe Challita, founder of the Lebanese Fashion History Foundation. Follow along on Instagram @lebanesefashionhistory or https://www.instagram.com/lebanesefashionhistory/
From the most toxic makeup in history to the world's first sunglasses, we discuss all things fashion and Guinness World Records with Senior Editor Ben Hollingum.
More records to be found at www.guinnessworldrecords.com.
This week we discuss the recent Spring/Summer 2023 couture shows, some upcoming fashion auctions and how April and Cassidy both got suckered in by AI sneakers.
Saddle up, Dressed listeners! Today Dr. Sonya Abrego joins us to speak about the multicultural influences in American westernwear and how the style--once considered workwear--made the cross-over into high fashion.
We continue to explore the landmark exhibition Africa Fashion with Dr. Christine Checinska, Senior Curator Africa and Diapsora Fashion at the Victoria and Albert museum.
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We are joined by artist, designer, and master storyteller Dr. Christine Checinska, Senior Curator Africa and Diapsora Fashion at the Victoria and Albert museum and Lead Curator of the museum's groundbreaking exhibition Africa Fashion. Featuring 45 designers from over 20 countries, the exhibition celebrates the creativity, innovation, history, and global impact of the thriving contemporary African fashion scene.
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In part two of our examination of Vivienne Westwood's career, Alexander Fury joins us to discuss Westwood's transition from the world of sub-cultural style to the high fashion runway, her obsession with fashion history and details many of her groundbreaking fashion 'firsts.'
In late December 2022, fashion lost one of its greats. In part one of this two-part episode, Alexander Fury joins us to explore the life and career of Vivienne Westwood from her early years as a kindergarten teacher in the 1960s to her surprising about-face to become one of the defining creative voices in the UK punk scene during the 1970s.
After a deep dive into etiquette manuals, we explore the complex codes of introductions and calling during the 19th century.
Fashion history and crime labs may seem like strange bedfellows. This week we speak to real-life dress detective, Amber Butchart, about her work in forensics and fashion history applications outside of museums and design studios.
We continue to explore the intimate relationship between fashion and film from World War II into the 1970s.
On this two-part episode, we celebrate the hundred and thirty plus year love affair between fashion and film.
This week we speak with Paris-based fashion journalist Dana Thomas about the rise of fashion fashion and its true cost.
In today's Dressed Classic episode, Miren Arzalluz, Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris, joins us to discuss the "master of us all," Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Today, we continue our exploration of the century long love affair between fashion and the showgirl.
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