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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.

    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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    • 1h 5 min
    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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    • 1h 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
    Fashion History Mystery 41: The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses

    Fashion History Mystery 41: The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses

    What do millionaires, harlequins and cigarettes have to do with the iconic cat-eye frame? Tune in to find out!
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    • 29 min

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