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Dressed: The History of Fashion

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Rank #5 in Fashion & Beauty category

Arts
Fashion & Beauty
History
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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.

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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.

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Highly recommend if you’re in the How’s and Why’s of fashion

By Marctbblue - Nov 06 2019
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Bonkersly educational, and also very much liked by people in the fashion industry Due to the wide range of topics not every episode may be for everyone, but at the same time, the depth of knowledge broadens everyone’s understanding

Fabulous

By Gillian_in_Ukraine - Jul 20 2019
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The episode on Dior was wonderful - and a great preparation for visiting the exhibition at the V&A.

iTunes Ratings

924 Ratings
Average Ratings
677
122
76
31
18

Highly recommend if you’re in the How’s and Why’s of fashion

By Marctbblue - Nov 06 2019
Read more
Bonkersly educational, and also very much liked by people in the fashion industry Due to the wide range of topics not every episode may be for everyone, but at the same time, the depth of knowledge broadens everyone’s understanding

Fabulous

By Gillian_in_Ukraine - Jul 20 2019
Read more
The episode on Dior was wonderful - and a great preparation for visiting the exhibition at the V&A.
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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.

Rank #1: At War with Fashion: World War II, an interview with Stuff You Missed in History Class

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This week we revisit April's appearance on Stuff You Missed in History Class covering French fashion and resistance during WWII.

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Oct 22 2019

41mins

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Rank #2: Freeing the Body: The Birth of Modern Dress

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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.

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Mar 06 2018

34mins

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Rank #3: When Fashion Kills, an interview with Dr. Alison Matthews David

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Sometimes fashion can kill--literally. From combustible crinolines to strangling scarves, this week we explore fashion's deadly history with Dr. Alison Matthews David, author of the book Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present.

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Oct 30 2018

56mins

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Rank #4: A Vanderbilt House Party--The Gilded Age, an Interview with Leslie Klingner

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This week we go behind the scenes of Biltmore Estate's latest exhibition A Vanderbilt House Party--The Gilded Age with the estate's Curator of Interpretation Leslie Klingner.

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Mar 26 2019

49mins

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Rank #5: At War with Fashion: World War I, LIVE from Bard Graduate Center

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In conjunction with the exhibition French Fashion, Women and the First World War currently on view at the Bard Graduate Center, we speak with Dr. Kate Strasdin and Dr. Margaret Darrow about the era's anxieties surrounding fashion and gender.

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Oct 15 2019

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Rank #6: What the Tux?: a History of the Tuxedo, an interview with Chloe Chapin

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Ever wonder why "acceptable" forms of dress for men are so prescriptive? So formulaic? In this episode we speak to Chloe Chapin about the origins of men's suits and the tuxedo specifically.

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Jan 01 2019

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Rank #7: Branded: A History of Designer Logos

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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.

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Mar 13 2018

34mins

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Rank #8: April Goes to Beauty School: the 1944 Du Barry Success Course

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To investigate charm schools of the 1940s, April recently completed the six weeks Du Barry Success Course of diet, exercise, posture and beauty rituals. Tune in to find out how it went!

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Apr 23 2019

56mins

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Rank #9: Cult Style: an interview with Sarah Byrd

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Where do belief and and clothing intersect? This week we speak to Sarah Byrd about the clothing choices of some of America's fringe religious groups.

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Feb 26 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

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For artist Frida Kahlo, clothing, art and identity were inextricably linked. The V & A's current exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up explores the ways Kahlo constructed her iconic image using the clothing and accessories she put on her body.

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Oct 02 2018

46mins

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Rank #11: Men in Heels: a His (and Her) Story, an Interview with Elizabeth Semmelhack

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High heels have long been the domain of women--but first they were worn by men. This week, we track the evolution of the high heel as worn by male cavalry to "irrational" women with Bata Shoe Museum Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack.

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May 28 2019

58mins

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Rank #12: Dior: From Paris to the World, an interview with Florence Müller

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Just in time for Fashion Week, Dressed is back for Season 2 with a behind-the-scenes look at Denver Art Museum's exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World. We are joined by the exhibition's curator and foremost Dior expert Florence Müller.

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Feb 12 2019

51mins

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Rank #13: The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part I

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In part one of this two-part series, we explore the origins of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

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Jul 24 2018

52mins

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Rank #14: Incredible and Marvelous: Fashion's First Hipsters

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Amid the French Revolution, a youth subculture became notorious for adopting styles so extreme they were dubbed 'incredible' and 'marvelous.' This week we speak about some of fashion's first hipsters: the incroyables and the merveilleuses.

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Aug 21 2018

39mins

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Rank #15: Re-Dressed: The Swimsuit, a Revealing History, Part I

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In the spirit of summer, we revisit our Season One two part series on one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

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Aug 13 2019

53mins

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Rank #16: Fashion and Politics: The French Revolution

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Throughout the history of dress, never have fashion and politics been more entwined than during the French Revolution.

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Aug 14 2018

51mins

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Rank #17: Dress Like an Egyptian, an interview with Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell

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This week we talk to Egyptologist--and vintage fashion aficionada-- Dr. Colleen Darnell about the role of clothing and artifice in the lives of the Ancient Egyptians. 

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Sep 04 2018

48mins

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Rank #18: Historical Costuming with American Duchess

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It is one thing to study the history of fashion, it is another thing entirely to wear it! This week we meet historical costumers Lauren and Abby, the women behind the historical shoe company and blog American Duchess.

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Mar 05 2019

58mins

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Rank #19: Rose Bertin, Fashion and the Reign of Marie Antoinette: an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

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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.

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Apr 24 2018

59mins

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Rank #20: Fashion History Mystery #6: Origins of Polka Dots

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This week we answer a listener question about the origin of poka dots, by diving all the way back to the Middle Ages' taboo about wearing spots. 

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Mar 21 2019

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