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With over 8 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.

Dressed: The History of Fashion Dressed Media

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With over 8 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 Fads from History: Live On or Leave to the Past?

    Fashion Fads from History: Live On or Leave to the Past?

    In the wonderful and often bizarre world of fashion fads from history, we ask the question: which should live on to wear another day and which should be left to history?
    Recommended resources:
    Bedazzled BeetlesHobble SkirtPainted knees
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    Front Row at the Margiela Show, an interview with Alexandre Samson

    Front Row at the Margiela Show, an interview with Alexandre Samson

    Maison Margiela's Spring/Summer Paris 2024 Haute Couture collection show delivered a haunting jolt that is hard to forget. Whether you loved the show or hated it, it was a moment. And that moment–which will undoubtedly go down in fashion history–was also packed with references to the history of fashion itself. Alexandre Samson, Curator of Haute Couture from 1947 to Contemporary Design at the Palais Galliera in Paris joins us to decode the collection.
    April and Cassidy also address John Galliano's troubled history of anti-semitism and his restitutive work with the Anti-Defamation League who have publicly lauded the designer's "arduous work to change his world view."
    Maison Margiela Artisanal 2024 collection
    Givenchy: The Complete Collections
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mildred Blount: The Girl with the Golden Fingers, an interview with Taylor Bythewood-Porter

    Mildred Blount: The Girl with the Golden Fingers, an interview with Taylor Bythewood-Porter

    An exceptionally famous milliner in her day, the life and career of Mildred Blount has been somewhat lost to history. Curator Taylor Bythewood-Porter joins us to shine a light on the first African-American to be admitted to the Motion Pictures Costumers Union and her glorious on-screen creations for films including Gone With the Wind and Gigi as well as her offscreen successes designing hats for Hollywood stars and Harlem high society.
    Mildred Blount Millinery Competition
    Mildred Blount Scholarship Fund
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    • 52 min
    Madam C.J. Walker: An Interview with A’Lelia Bundles

    Madam C.J. Walker: An Interview with A’Lelia Bundles

    In the early years of the twentieth century, Madam C.J. Walker built an international, Black hair care empire from the ground floor up, transforming herself from a laundry work making $1.50 a day to the woman Guinness World Records identifies as the “first self-made millionairess.” This week, we learn all about her extraordinary life in an interview with her biographer—and great, great granddaughter—A’Lelia Bundles. 
    Recommended Resources:
    On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles Madam C.J. Walker’s website A’Lelia Bundles website
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    • 1 hr
    Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber, part II

    Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber, part II

    In part II of our episode on The Costume Institute's exhibition Women Dressing Women, co-curator Mellissa Huber takes us behind the scenes and shines a light on some of the invisible labor which does into mounting a major fashion in a museum. Can't make the show? Grab a copy of the amazing exhibition catalog here!
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    • 19 min
    Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, part I

    Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, part I

    This week we are joined by Mellissa Huber and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, curators of The Costume Institute's exhibition Women Dressing Women, which is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through March 10, 2024. The exhibition explores more than 100 years of fashion history via the work of women designers and centers their contributions to the industry at large. Can't make the show? Grab a copy of the amazing exhibition catalog here!
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    • 58 min

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Fabulous show.

Thank Ladies for doing such a great job. I learn something new everyday. I am a second generation Dry cleaner. With a passion for vintage And heirloom restoration. I work hard at knowing all about textiles and fashion. Listening to this podcast helps me learn even more.

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