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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.

    Dressed Classic: Cool Shades: A History of Sunglasses, an interview with Vanessa Brown

    Dressed Classic: Cool Shades: A History of Sunglasses, an interview with Vanessa Brown

    As we enjoy a little summer vacation time, the next few weeks we revisit some of our past favorite episodes, including this episode from August 2020 on one of summer's most ubiquitous accessories: sunglasses. Dr. Vanessa Brown joined us to discuss her book Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses and the ways in which sunglasses have been used as tools in the construction of cool and celebrity glamour.
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    Dressed Classic: When Fashion Kills, an interview with Dr. Alison Matthews David

    Dressed Classic: When Fashion Kills, an interview with Dr. Alison Matthews David

    This week we bring you one of our past favorite episodes from the Dressed closet. Dr. Alison Matthews David joins us to speak about her book and exhibition Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present which explores killer fashion and the myriad of ways clothing has historically been involved in incidents of untimely deaths.
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    • 53 min
    Let’s “Dress Up”! with Curators theo tyson and Emily Stoehrer

    Let’s “Dress Up”! with Curators theo tyson and Emily Stoehrer

    This week, we are joined by theo tyson and Emily Stoehrer, the co-curators of the MFA Boston's current exhibition Dress Up, which celebrates the equally significant role that dress and jewelry play in the deeply personal act and art of dressing up.
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    • 42 min
    Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, part II, an interview with Bethany Gingrich and Elizabeth Shaeffer

    Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, part II, an interview with Bethany Gingrich and Elizabeth Shaeffer

    In part II of our episode on The Met's exhibition Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, we chat with Associate Conservator Elizabeth Shaeffer and Collections Specialist Bethany Gingrich about their roles at The Costume Institute and the hidden labor that goes into mounting blockbuster fashion exhibitions.
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    • 44 min
    Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, part I, an interview with Andrew Bolton

    Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, part I, an interview with Andrew Bolton

    Andrew Bolton joins us in part I of this two-part episode exploring The Metropolitan Museum of Art's blockbuster exhibition Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. With more than 220 objects--all united under the theme of the natural world--the show seeks to evoke the sensory and ephemeral nature of fashion.
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    • 51 min
    Spanish Fashion in the Age of Velázquez: A Tailor at the Court of Philip IV with Amanda Wunder, Part 2

    Spanish Fashion in the Age of Velázquez: A Tailor at the Court of Philip IV with Amanda Wunder, Part 2

    Historian Amanda Wunder joins us in a two-part episode that illuminates the remarkable life and work of Mateo Aguado, royal court tailor to the Queens of Spain from 1630 to 1672. Aguado is the subject at the heart of her book Spanish Fashion in the Age of Velázquez: A Tailor at the Court of Philip IV. 
    Further learning:
    Sofía Rodríguez Bernis's article "Where Clothing was Kept," in Spanish Fashion at the Courts of Early Modern Europe
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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s1ayqueen27 ,

So couture

Love this show! Every night when I’m listening to music, I want to be listening to this, but one problem you need to make a history of Coco Chanel!!!

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Beautiful !!

I looved your two episodes on Kimonos , so informative and transporting , even though I haven’t seen the images yet , it was a visual , cultural (and important) burst of knowledge and understanding , loved it , and as your guest would describe it : “really really” fantastic!! ❤️🌸🥰

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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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