Dressed: The History of Fashion
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Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.
||Fashion and Politics: The French Revolution||Throughout the history of dress, never have fashion and politics been more entwined than during the French Revolution.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Century of Fashion Photography, an interview with Paul Martineau||This week we talk about a century of fashion photography with Paul Martineau, curator of the new exhibition Icons of Style at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part II||From the bikini to the thong, this week we explore the continued evolution of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part I||In part one of this two-part series, we explore the origins of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLea Gottlieb & Gottex Swimwear, an interview with Keren Ben-Horin||This week we meet Israeli swimwear designer and innovater Lea Gottlieb (1918-2012), the visionary founder of the luxury swimwear brand Gottex.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilhouette and Leotard: a Tale of Two Men?||In this week’s episode, we meet the men behind the fashion: Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767) and Jules Leotard (1842-1870).||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gentleman Couturier: Hubert de Givenchy||This week is Haute Couture Week in Paris and we bring you an in memoriam episode on one of couture's greats: Hubert de Givenchy.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShe's a Fashion Plate, an interview with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne||In this week's episode, we speak with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne of Librarie Diktats about the history of fashion plates, prints which served as the primary source of fashion imagery before photography.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWonderbra, an interview with Alexis Walker||This week we speak with fashion historian Alexis Walker about the innovation and history behind Wonderbra.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQueen Alexandra: Behind the Seams, an interview with Kate Strasdin||This week we delve behind the seams with fashion historian Kate Strasdin to rediscover the sartorial legacies--and anti-aging secrets-- of the ever youthful Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJewelry of Sentiment pt. 2: an interview with Courtney Lane||In the second installment of Jewelry of Sentiment, we speak with Courtney Lane, a modern-day practitioner of hair work.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJewelry of Sentiment pt. 1: The Art of Hair Work||For centuries, locks of human hair were cherished tokens exchanged between friends and loved ones. In this episode, we investigate the art of hair work and the fashion for wearing jewelry made from human hair.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaby Deslys: the Modern Body, Fashion & Spectacle||Gaby Deslys was one of the most famous performers of the WWI era. Her unapologetic independence--and body-baring costumes--also made her one of the most controversial.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCashmere with a "K": The Controversial History of a Shawl||Cultural appropriation and colonialism lie at the heart of the 19th century fashion trend for "cashmere" shawls, the anglicized version of the Kashmiri region from which these highly coveted luxury goods originally came.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElsa Schiaparelli||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.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMurderous Millinery||From the 1870s to the 1920s, millions of women embraced the fashion for ornamental plumage and as a result millions of birds died for it.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRose Bertin, Fashion and the Reign of Marie Antoinette: an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell||If Marie Antoinette was the Queen of Fashion, Rose Bertin was her "Minister of Fashion." Find out more about Bertin and the extravagances of eighteenth century fashion in our conversation with expert Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe King of Fashion: Paul Poiret||The work of avant-garde couturier Paul Poiret was shocking to some, and undeniably groundbreaking to everyone else. The fact that he radically altered the way women dressed during the 20th century was only ONE of his major innovations.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElizabeth Keckly: “Thirty Years a Slave” to White House Dressmaker||This week we explore the incredible story of Elizabeth Keckly, an enslaved woman who bought her freedom and went on to become the premiere dressmaker in Washington D.C. during the Civil War era. Her best friend and client? Mary Todd Lincoln.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmuggled in the Bustle: an interview with Hind Abdul-Jabbar||In this episode we speak to Hind Abdul-Jabbar about the widespread practice of smuggling European fashion into the United States during the 19th century.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElizabeth Hawes: Fashion Rebel||An iconoclast in every sense of the word, Elizabeth Hawes is still considered one of the greatest designers American fashion ever produced. Find out why her outspoken social activism landed her in hot water with the FBI.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Body: Fashion & Physique, an interview with Emma McClendon||This episode explores how the body type considered ideal shifts over time, and we speak with fashion historian Emma McClendon about her current exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBranded: A History of Designer Logos||Logos and monograms are used by luxury fashion houses to brand their products. This episode investigates the origin stories of the logos used by of four of fashion's most powerful players: Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Chanel and Louboutin.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFreeing the Body: The Birth of Modern Dress||This week we explore the birth of modern dress, a revolution in fact, that occurred during a period in the early 20th century when women radically altered the way they had been dressing for centuries.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFounding Father of Haute Couture: Charles Frederick Worth||This episode explores the career and legacy of the man many consider to be the first true fashion designer, Charles Frederick Worth. We also speak with Hylan Booker, an American designer who sat at the helm of the house of Worth in the late 1960s.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDressed: Episode Zero||Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear. Tune in on February 27th for the first episode.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Dressed: The History of Fashion||Every week, fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary will take you inside the history of fashion, and explore the who, what, when of why we wear. Listen in on February 27 for the first episode.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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I’ve only listened to one episode and I’m super hooked. Great show ladies. Keep up the awesome work. Can’t wait for next week.
Good content; ack, vocal fry
Interesting content, but presenters need coaching in French pronunciation and the vocal fry makes listening unpleasant.
Very informative podcast ... well researched!
I enjoyed this podcast very much. It is one thing to talk about the history of the House of Worth, which is always wonderful, but it is quite another to talk about how it changed with the work of Hylan Booker. I learned quite a lot hearing him speak of his experience during such an exciting time in fashion.