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.... Show More

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December 17, 2020 34 min

Today, we continue our exploration of the century long love affair between fashion and the showgirl.

Recommended reading and viewing:

  • Es-pranza Humphrey's article “Fashioning the Black Chorus Girl"
  • Elspeth Brown's Work! A Queer History of Modeling
  • Marcel Sauvage's Les Mémoires de Joséphine Baker
  • Baker's 1931 Casino de Paris performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86HqDSY9l9A
  • Robin Givhan's The Battle of Versaiiles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History
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