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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October 6, 2020 58 min

The paradox of clothing is that it can be at once the most public and the most personal of items a person can use to express their identity historically and today, a dichotomy found throughout the work of today's guest Dr. Tanisha C. Ford. She joins us for part one of a two part discussion on her books Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (2015), and her recently released memoir Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Letter to the Power of Fashion (2019).

More on Dr. Ford:

  • http://www.tanishacford.com

  • Additional Reading:

  • Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful
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