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The Pulled Thread

The Pulled Thread is a podcast hosted by Olivia Aylmer and Abby Mitchell. Each episode, we pull on the threads of our favorite fashion moments to unravel the human stories behind the clothes.

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Episode 6: The Man in Blue

On this episode, we reflect on the legendary life of the late and beloved Bill Cunningham, the great chronicler of street style (before it was cool) and an embodiment of ethical fashion journalism.

12mins

22 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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(Sub)Cultural Appropriation: The Beats, 1950s

This episode (the third and last in our series on appropriation of subcultural style) explores the complicated history of the Beat Generation: the vibrant, rebellious, literary movement that was flattened into a sartorial stereotype—otherwise known as

28mins

24 Jun 2016

Rank #2

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A Brief History of Denim

In this episode (our second Fashion Field Trip), inspired by the Fashion Institute of Technology’s exhibit, “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier,” we walk you through denim’s long and storied history — from miners’ duds to a billion

20mins

16 May 2016

Rank #3

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(Sub)Cultural Appropriation: Punk, 1970s

The third episode in our series on appropriation within the fashion industry focuses on the origins of punk culture in 1970’s London, and the grande dame of punk, Vivienne Westwood, who went from controversial, underground style icon to renowned designer.

38mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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Jacqueline de Ribes

This episode centers on the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit, “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style.” We discuss the Countess de Ribes’ remarkable life — the ways that she defied convention and forced her way

19mins

29 Feb 2016

Rank #5

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(Sub)Cultural Appropriation: Grunge, 1990s

Episode 1 of a 3-part series about appropriation in the fashion industry. First: the story of a subculture that ultimately ended up in the pages of Vogue, courtesy of fashion’s ultimate cool kid, Marc Jacobs,

28mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #6

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Introducing: The Pulled Thread

The Pulled Thread is a new podcast hosted by Olivia Aylmer and Abby Mitchell. Each episode, we’ll pull on the threads of our favorite fashion moments throughout history to discover the human stories behind the

3mins

2 Feb 2016

Rank #7