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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August 11, 2022 36 min

Undeniably one of the most important design collectives of the Modern era, today we discuss the fashion and textile production at the Wiener Werkstätte.

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Emilie Flöge may best be remembered as the long-time companion of artist Gustav Klimt, but this week we explore her work as a fashion designer and dress reformer in early 20th century Vienna. 

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The recent public outcry surrounding Kim Kardashian's wearing of Marilyn Monroe's dress introduced many to the field of fashion conservation for the first time. In light of the controversy, leading conservator Sarah Scaturro joins us to talk about why the preservation of historical dress matters. 

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Sarah Scaturro, Chief Conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, takes us behind the seams of museums to talk about the intricate and fascinating job of fashion conservation. 

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In part-two of our exploration of the career of American fashion designer Claire McCardell, we discuss her work during WWII which yeilded some of her most iconic designs.

Additional Reading:

  • Nolf, Nancy and Kohle Yohannan. Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism. New York: Abrams, 1998.
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    Called the "designer's designer," Claire McCardell turned the American fashion industry on its head starting in the 1930s with her fresh modern take on sportwear. This week we examine her career and legacy in a two-part episode.

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  • Nolf, Nancy and Kohle Yohannan. Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism. New York: Abrams, 1998.
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    One of American fashion's first famous designers wasn't American at all. Meet Valentina Schlee, the intoxicatingly beautiful Russian lover of Greta Garbo who lied about nearly everything.

    Additional Reading:

  • Ballard, Bettina. In My Fashion. New York: D. McKay Co, 1960.
  • Yohannan, Kohle. Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity. New York: Rizzoli, 2009.
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    July 19, 2022 53 min

    Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most unique voices fashion has ever seen. Her penchant for daring designs was often inspired by her close friendships with Surrealist artists. We look at the life and legacy of the enigmatic designer in celebration of the opening of the exhibit “Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

    ADDITIONAL READING:

  • Berenson, Marisa. Elsa Schiaparelli’s Privat...
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    Dior, Schiaparelli, van Herpen oh my! Eric Darnell Pritchard joins Dressed to discuss all things Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022/2023.

    Recommended Media:

  • https://www.ericdarnellpritchard.com
  • https://hautecouture.fhcm.paris/en/
  • https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2022-couture
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    Kimberly Jenkins joins us to discuss her new podcast The Invisible Seam: Unsung Stories of Black Culture and Fashion, in partnership with Tommy Hilfiger.

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    Fashion and sex are not mutually exclusive entities but, as the work of Liz Goldwyn shows us, are in fact intimately entertwined. Liz joins us to discuss the art and joy of vintage collecting and her work as the founder of The Sex Ed, an educational platform and podcast dedicated to sex, health and consciousness in the digital age.

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  • Liz Goldwyn's Pretty Things: the Last Generation of American Burlesque Queen...
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    Liz Goldwyn joins us in an enthralling discussion on the golden age of burlesque and the last generation of queens who reigned supreme.

    Recommended Reading:

  • Liz Goldwyn's Pretty Things: the Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens
  • Also check out Liz's work for The Sex Ed at theSexEd.com
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    Faith Cooper is back to discuss her work on the Asian Fashion Archive, her digital resource project that is committed to highlighting Asian fashion, culture, and history.

    https://www.asianfashionarchive.com

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    Faith Cooper joins us to illuminate the life of model and jewelry designer Tina Chow, one of fashion history's great style icons.

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    From 1922 to 1926, lovers Dorothy Todd and Madge Garland transformed British Vogue into a forum for artists, writers and other luminaries of the modernist--and queer--avant-garde. 

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    Rachel Hope Cleves joins us to discuss the incredible forty-four year love story of tailors Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake who were recognized and respected as a married couple in their small close knit community of Weybridge, Vermont in the nineteenth century.

    Recommended Reading:

  • Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleves
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    What do millionaires, harlequins and cigarettes have to do with the iconic cat-eye frame? Tune into this fascinating episode from the Dressed archive to find out. 

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    Join us for part two of our interview with fashion historian Jessica Glasscock, author of the new book Making a Spectacle: A Fashionable History of Glasses.

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    Holly Frey, host of Stuff You Missed in History Cass, sits down with Yvonne So, one of the ten winners of Seneca Women to Hear: Search for the Next Great Female Podcasters

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    Fashion historian Jessica Glasscock joins us for a two-part episode on the fascinating, 750 year history of eyeglasses and eyewear. Jessica is the author of the new book Making a Spectacle: A Fashionable History of Glasses.

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