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A smart, playful and interrogative take on contemporary fashion and its context – weaving together sartorial and social history to tell powerful, surprising stories of identity.

Hosted by Lucy Clayton together with a selection of special guests including designers, artists, writers, activists, academics and of course, the dresser uppers themselves, this show explores the way we dress in all its creative, sequinned and chaotic glory.

Dress: Fancy: The Podcast About Dressing Up Lucy Clayton

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

A smart, playful and interrogative take on contemporary fashion and its context – weaving together sartorial and social history to tell powerful, surprising stories of identity.

Hosted by Lucy Clayton together with a selection of special guests including designers, artists, writers, activists, academics and of course, the dresser uppers themselves, this show explores the way we dress in all its creative, sequinned and chaotic glory.

    How to Care for the Shoes, Bags & Clothes You Love with The Restory

    How to Care for the Shoes, Bags & Clothes You Love with The Restory

    Lucy Clayton is joined by Emily Rea, Co-aFounder of The Restory for a masterclass looking after the stuff you love. From simple reheeling to full blown reimagining - discover how aftercare can transform your wardrobe, future-proof your favourites and be part of a more sustainable approach to fashion.
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490.
    Links Visit our website The Restory Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @therestory_ on Instagram Follow @emilycharlotterea on Instagram

    • 50 min
    Launch Party for "Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears" with Author Terry Newman

    Launch Party for "Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears" with Author Terry Newman

    Feather boas at the ready! Join Lucy Clayton in conversation with author Terry Newman to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new book - a delicious, deep dive into the wardrobe of fashion icon Mr Harry Styles. A rock and roll fashion history lesson fired from a confetti cannon. Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490.
    Links Beauty Banks Visit our website Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears, by Terry Newman**** *Treat People With Kindness* video Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @terrynewman101 on Instagram

    • 48 min
    Fashioning Masculinities – The Art of Menswear at the V&A

    Fashioning Masculinities – The Art of Menswear at the V&A

    Join Lucy Clayton for a private guided tour of the V&A’s new blockbuster exhibition: Fashioning Masculinities, The Art of Menswear with curators Claire Wilcox and Rosalind McKever.
    Recorded on location at the V&A museum.
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490
    Links Our website Beauty Banks Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition Fashioning Masculinities hardback book Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @vamuseum on Instagram

    • 1 hr
    In Intimate Detail: Everything you need to know about lingerie

    In Intimate Detail: Everything you need to know about lingerie

    For the first time, in this episode of DRESS:FANCY we’re taking OFF our clothes to uncover what lies beneath... Guest Cora Harrington is an American writer and commentator widely recognised as one of the foremost authorities on the subject of lingerie. She's the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict, the world's largest lingerie blog. And the author of In Intimate Detail: How to choose, wear and love lingerie - a book which demystifies and modernises the way we think about the complex and private territory of intimate apparel. She joins host Lucy Clayton to discuss the politics, power and provocation of lingerie, alongside some more practical advice like how to properly hand-wash your knickers!
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks
    Text BEAUTY to 70490
    Links Beauty Banks Our website The Lingerie Addict – Cora’s book (buy it on Amazon) The Lingerie Addict Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thelingerieaddict on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram

    • 1 hr
    Sali Hughes & Lucy Clayton introduce Beauty Banks x DRESS:FANCY

    Sali Hughes & Lucy Clayton introduce Beauty Banks x DRESS:FANCY

    Welcome to a new season of DRESS:FANCY where we’re using our collective power to do some good by partnering with the charity Beauty Banks. Together, we’re launching their micro donation campaign. Join beauty industry legend and co-founder Sali Hughes in conversation with host Lucy Clayton to hear why this matters and how you can help. Text BEAUTY to 70490
    Links Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @salihughes on Instagram Visit our website

    • 28 min
    New Season Trailer – Spring 2022

    New Season Trailer – Spring 2022

    THE podcast about dressing up. Listen to discover what the new season of Dress:Fancy has in store.
    Links Visit our website Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Mandini76 ,

Amazing podcast with wonderful hosts

Very entertaining podcast with great hosts. I’d highly recommend to anyone who loves style!

MordechaiTzvi ,

The Answer to a Dream...

A couple of months ago, I had a dream that I was at a fancy dress ball. I used to frequent Victorian and fancy dress balls in my twenties in the SF Bay Area but hadn't been to one in years. Something about the pandemic made my unconscious drift back to that space, the ball, where appearances were everything and the possibility that style actually could be substance was taken for granted. Oddly, I decided to see if there was a podcast that addressed all this and bam! here we are. Finding this podcast has been one of the highlights of the pandemic era, and has really encouraged me to find future opportunities for dressing up again in a post-covid world. Thank you so much! I look forward to the podcast's return, and really hope you'll look into the Mardi Gras Indians, one of the most divine examples of dressing up I've ever witnessed in person.

ejdep5 ,

Delightful

The hosts are charming, funny and EXTREMELY knowledgeable. Their banter always keeps the subject matter from being dry. And sometimes I play the episodes quietly in the background and their lovely voices help me fall asleep...but only if I have listened to the episode before and listened to all the interesting information first! 💯😊

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