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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.

    Magic Maker: An Interview with Designer Zaldy Goco

    Magic Maker: An Interview with Designer Zaldy Goco

    Fashion and fantasy merge in the work of designer Zaldy Goco who joins us to discuss his incredible thirty plus year career as a magic maker, transforming stars from Lady Gaga to RuPaul to performers of the Cirque du Soleil stage.
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    • 47 min
    Fashion and the Showgirl, Part II

    Fashion and the Showgirl, Part II

    Today, we continue our exploration of the century long love affair between fashion and the showgirl.
    Recommended reading and viewing:

    Es-pranza Humphrey's article “Fashioning the Black Chorus Girl"

    Elspeth Brown's Work! A Queer History of Modeling

    Marcel Sauvage's Les Mémoires de Joséphine Baker

    Baker's 1931 Casino de Paris performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86HqDSY9l9A


    Robin Givhan's The Battle of Versaiiles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History


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    • 34 min
    Fashion and the Showgirl, Part I

    Fashion and the Showgirl, Part I

    With her towering headwear and sparkling body suit, the showgirl is an instantly recognizable, cross cultural pop icon. This two part episode explores her lesser known relationship to fashion, a love affair that extends back over one hundred years.
    Recommended Reading:

    Andrea Stuart's Showgirls

    Linda Mizejewski, Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema

    Jane Merrill’s The Showgirl Costume: An Illustrated History


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    • 33 min
    Tudor Fashion, an interview with Eleri Lynn, part 2

    Tudor Fashion, an interview with Eleri Lynn, part 2

    In part two of our episode with Tudor fashion scholar Eleri Lynn, we discuss sumptuary laws as well as grooming, hygiene and laundry practices at the Tudor court.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

    Lynn, Eleri. Tudor Fashion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017

    Lynn, Eleri. Tudor Textiles. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020


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    • 28 min
    Tudor Fashion, an interview with Eleri Lynn, part 1

    Tudor Fashion, an interview with Eleri Lynn, part 1

    Kirtles, codpieces and Henry the VIII, oh my! This week we discuss fashion at the Tudor court with Eleri Lynn, Curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection of the Historic Royal Palaces.

    RECOMMENDED READING:

    Lynn, Eleri. Tudor Fashion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017

    Lynn, Eleri. Tudor Textiles. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020


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    • 44 min
    The Sartorialist, an interview with Scott Schuman, part 2

    The Sartorialist, an interview with Scott Schuman, part 2

    We continue our conversation with street style photographer extraordinaire, Scott Schuman, and speak about his five books and fifteen-year career as The Sartorialist.
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    • 44 min

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