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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.

    Living History pt.2, an interview with Cheyney McKnight

    Living History pt.2, an interview with Cheyney McKnight

    Living historian and educator Cheyney McKnight joins us for part two of this episode to discuss African diasporic dress and fashion in the US during the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly women's headwraps.
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    • 42 min
    Fashion History Now #11

    Fashion History Now #11

    This week we discussed the future of fashion customization, the conservation of Queen Elizabeth I's funeral corset, the discovery of a 2,300 year old boot and Crayola's new Colors of the World release due out this month.
    Recommended reading:

    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/calvin-klein-pride-campaign-jari-jones-trend/index.html

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5416629/Queen-Elizabeth-415-year-old-funeral-corset-restored.html

    http://www.openculture.com/2020/06/exquisite-2300-year-old-scythian-womans-boot-preserved-in-the-frozen-ground-of-the-altai-mountains.html?fbclid=IwAR2H_MQwrfmgcbTnRcrB6O0xVu1_szseX3oaH30zjVT5sOtecDstk2JMxRo

    https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/how-eshakti-makes-possible-made-in-india-custom-made-clothes-for-women-in-us/925375/

    https://www.allure.com/story/crayola-skin-tone-crayons-extension


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    • 20 min
    Living History pt. 1, an interview with Cheyney McKnight

    Living History pt. 1, an interview with Cheyney McKnight

    Living historian and educator Cheyney McKnight joins us this week to speak about the profession of historic interpretation and specifically about her research and work interpreting the periods of slavery in the US during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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    • 52 min
    Fashion History Mystery 47: Wedding Customs: Days of Yore

    Fashion History Mystery 47: Wedding Customs: Days of Yore

    In this week's mini-sode we answer a listener question about the history of the wedding garter and examine how wedding traditions of the Middle Ages and Renaissance relate to customs practiced today.
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    • 25 min
    Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an Interview with Anna Jackson, Part II

    Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an Interview with Anna Jackson, Part II

    This week, we bring you part two of our two part episode with Anna Jackson, curator of the V&A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, the first major exhibition on the kimono in the UK's history.
    Additional resources:
    https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/kimono-kyoto-to-catwalk

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    • 59 min
    FHN #10

    FHN #10

    In light of current events, the fashion industry will never be the same again. This week, we discuss meaningful (and not so meaningful) change.
    Recommended reading:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/style/andre-leon-talley-anna-wintour-tell-all.html

    https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/black-lives-matter-fashion-discrimination-cfda-petition

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/16/i-was-first-black-model-cover-vogue-fashion-industry-still-isnt-fixing-its-racism/


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    • 36 min

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