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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.

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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.

    Fashion History Now #4

    Fashion History Now #4

    Topics in this week's episode include the Contemporary Muslim Fashion exhibition, eighteenth century wig building, the origins story of the N95 face mask, and the wonder of online fashion exhibitions on the Google Arts & Culture App.

    Fast Company article:
    https://www.fastcompany.com/90479846/the-untold-origin-story-of-the-n95-mask
    V&A's Design a Wig:
    https://www.vam.ac.uk/designawig/
    Queen Sirikit exhibit on Google Arts & Culture:
    https://g.co/arts/snnY5ZS3KboEkBbD8

    Contemporary Muslim Fashions: d'Allesandro, Jill and Reina Lewis, eds. Contemporary Muslim Fashions. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2018; Cooper Hewitt: collections.cooperhewitt.org
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    • 32 min
    Queen Sirikit of Thailand, an Interview with Melissa Leventon

    Queen Sirikit of Thailand, an Interview with Melissa Leventon

    What happens when French haute couture meets Thai glamour and elegance? This week, Melissa Leventon joins us to discuss the sartorial legacy of Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
    Recommended reading:
    Melissa Leventon's Fit for a Queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's Creations by Balmain (River Books Press, 2016) and In Royal Fashion: The Style of Queen Sirikit of Thailand (River Books Press, 2013)

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    Fashion History Mystery 42: Hook, Line, and Sink-Her, a History of Fishnets

    Fashion History Mystery 42: Hook, Line, and Sink-Her, a History of Fishnets

    How did a practical device for catching fish become a coveted and controversial fashion staple? This week, we explore the fascinating thousand-year plus history behind fishnets.
    Recommended reading:

    https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-history-of-hand-knitting

    https://www.vintag.es/2019/01/fishnet-stockings.html


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    • 33 min
    Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse, an interview with Patricia Mears

    Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse, an interview with Patricia Mears

    En pointe and en vogue, the ballerina has inspired many a fashion designer. Dance and fashion have long had a symbiotic relationship, and this week we speak to Patricia Mears about her sublimely beautiful exhibition which highlights the mutual love affair between ballet and high style.
    Recommended reading:

    Mears, Patricia et al. Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse. New York: Vendome Press, 2019.

    Clip from the Red Shoes (1948): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktv3-1JTspc.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Fashion History Now #3

    Fashion History Now #3

    This week we discuss online sources of fashion history, AJ and The Queen, Dapper Dan's new memoire and biodegradable plastics.

    Recommended reading:
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art (and fashion) History:
    https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/coho/hd_coho.htm
    AJ and the Queen costumes:
    https://www.crfashionbook.com/culture/a30503047/aj-and-the-queen-rupaul-costumes/
    Korina Emmerich's face mask:
    https://www.emmerichny.com/product-page/split-shot-face-mask
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    • 27 min
    Eleanor Lambert: Empress of 7th Avenue, an interview with Carol McLennan

    Eleanor Lambert: Empress of 7th Avenue, an interview with Carol McLennan

    "The most influential woman in fashion" during the 20th century was far from a household name. Join us as we explore the legendary career of Eleanor Lambert who helped shape the trajectory of the American fashion industry from behind the scenes.
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    • 40 min

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