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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.

    Chicago's Fashionable Past with Jessica Pushor, Part II

    Chicago's Fashionable Past with Jessica Pushor, Part II

    What treasures lie in the Chicago History Museum's 50,000 piece dress and textile collection? From Abraham Lincoln's belongings to rare Parisian haute couture, Jessica Pushor is back to share some of the collection's highlights and surprises.

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    • 37 min
    Chicago's Fashionable Past with Jessica Pushor, Part I

    Chicago's Fashionable Past with Jessica Pushor, Part I

    Today, we are joined by "librarian of clothing" Jessica Pushor, collections manager of the Chicago History Museum's 50,000+ piece dress and textile collection. Pushor takes us behind the scenes and back in history in part one of a two-part episode on Chicago's fashionable past.
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    • 56 min
    Zelda Wynn Valdes, an interview with Nancy Deihl

    Zelda Wynn Valdes, an interview with Nancy Deihl

    Beloved by sirens of the stage and screen for her curve clinging creations, this week Nany Deihl joins us to discuss Zelda Wynn Valdes. We also bust a few myths about who designed the Playboy Bunny costume.
    RECOMMENDED READING:
    Deihl, Nancy, ed. The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th Century Women Designers. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018.

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    • 36 min
    Re-Dressed: Supreme Glamour, an Interview with Mary Wilson

    Re-Dressed: Supreme Glamour, an Interview with Mary Wilson

    This week we celebrate the life and legacy of Mary Wilson (1944-2021), founding member of The Supremes and author of the book Supreme Glamour. Ms. Wilson joined us on season 3 to discuss her book, the evolution of the group's now iconic wardrobe and the integral role that fashion--and supreme glamour--played in the success of one of the greatest singing trios of all time.
    Recommended Reading:

    Mary Wilson's Supreme Glamour (Thames and Hudson, 2019)

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    • 45 min
    Refashioning History, an interview with artist Fabiola Jean-Louis

    Refashioning History, an interview with artist Fabiola Jean-Louis

    This week we speak with one of our favorite contemporary artists, Fabiola Jean-Louis, who rewrites history by photographing women of color in the historic silhouettes she painstakingly recreates from paper.
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    • 56 min
    Bonnie Cashin, an interview with Dr. Stephanie Lake, part 2

    Bonnie Cashin, an interview with Dr. Stephanie Lake, part 2

    In the second installment of this episode, we speak about Bonnie's unique design lexicon and how her working methods blazed new territory in the fashion industry.
    RECOMMENDED READING:
    Lake, Stephanie. Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It. New York: Rizzoli, 2016.

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    • 48 min

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