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Dressed: The History of Fashion

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Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.
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51:48 | Aug 14th, 2018

Throughout the history of dress, never have fashion and politics been more entwined than during the French Revolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

20:07 | Sep 12th

This week, April and Cassidy discuss which forgotten fashion staples they would love to make a comeback and which cyclical fashion trends should remain a thing of the past.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertis...Show More
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37:55 | Sep 10th

Often cited as a progenitor of the American Look, fashion designer Tina Leser's vision was greater than the polarizing discourse of French versus American style. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

19:17 | Sep 5th

This week we take a peek inside the Paley Center for Media's exhibition Making Maisel Marvelous. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

59:30 | Sep 3rd

Periods. A universally taboo topic for 1000s of years, menstruation was only addressed commercially in the early 20th century. We talk the pad's evolution--and all its accompanying accessories--with women's health historian Dr. Shannon Withycombe. Le...Show More

22:14 | Aug 29th

This week we meet Cebastien and Robin, the women behind the botanical beauty line Dryland Wilds, and learn all about their modern day use of the 17th century perfume making process known as enfleurage.https://www.drylandwilds.com Learn more about you...Show More

57:07 | Aug 27th

Hot off the press and LIVE from Dallas, join us for our first live episode of Dressed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

15:20 | Aug 22nd

This week's mini-sode explores the story of Juli Lynne Charlot who created a 50s classic: the poodle skirt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

01:39 | Aug 19th

The Outcast is Out magazine’s debut podcast! Join host Fran Tirado, Out magazine’s deputy editor and Out staffers as they explore queer topics across politics, pop culture, fashion, relationships, money, and more. The Outcast is now available! Listen...Show More

21:35 | Aug 15th

We answer a listener query about the moon-shaped manicure of the 1920s and 30s with Suzanne Shapiro, author of Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

10:28 | Aug 14th

Wondery’s The Moment, hosted by comedian Ingrid Haas, explores some epic real life romances to find the answers to our toughest relationship questions. From a Taylor Swift intervention, to getting betrothed by a horse, this podcast is your real life ...Show More

53:59 | Aug 13th

In the spirit of summer, we revisit our Season One two part series on one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

11:23 | Aug 8th

In this week's mini-sode we answer a query from a real-life mermaid. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

48:05 | Aug 6th

In the 1960s, Mary Quant launched her fashion revolution amid a rainbow of mini-skirts and hot pants. This week, we explore her life and legacy with Jenny Lister, the curator behind the V&A's exhibition Mary Quant, on view until February 20, 2016. Le...Show More

20:55 | Aug 1st

This week we discuss the role of auction houses in the collecting of historic dress in a continued conversation with Timothy Long, Director, Senior Specialist of Couture and Luxury Accessories for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Learn more about your ad-...Show More

1:01:12 | Jul 30th

Timothy Long takes us inside the multi-tiered genius of Charles James, the self-taught fashion designer behind some of the most innovative and breathtakingly beautiful designs of the 20th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ihea...Show More

15:34 | Jul 25th

A staple of various style tribes, Nancy MacDonell joins us to speak about the history of the penny loafer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

52:22 | Jul 23rd

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and we are joined by Sarah Jean Culbeth to discuss the space age fashions of Pierre Cardin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

16:07 | Jul 18th

This week, we explore the fascinating origins of the so-called "sailor" and "peter pan" style collars.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

49:34 | Jul 16th

Animal rights activist and vegan menswear designer Joshua Katcher joins us to talk about the relationship between humans and the animals they wear. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

01:40 | Jul 15th

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28:10 | Jul 11th

This week, Cassidy and April discuss the art and history inherent in the latest 2019 Couture Fashion Collections.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

55:06 | Jul 9th

For fifty years, Ebony magazine's groundbreaking Fashion Fair brought the crème de la crème of high fashion to audiences across the USA and around the globe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

16:37 | Jul 4th

Join us for a peep inside the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave who creates incredible life-size replicas of historic fashions not from silk, velvet and lace, but paper.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32:45 | Jul 2nd

Men just might enjoy the comfort of skirts! This week we speak to Michelle Tolini Finamore about her exhibition Gender Bending Fashion which is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ihe...Show More

15:24 | Jun 27th

It's World Pride month and all things rainbow! This week's minisode discusses the origin of the multicolored pride flag emblazoned upon innumerable garments to be worn this month. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-ad...Show More

45:54 | Jun 25th

Who gets to wear the pants?! This week we speak to Michelle Tolini Finamore about her exhibition Gender Bending Fashion which is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast...Show More

10:37 | Jun 20th

Cassidy and April discuss a recent New York Time's article by Vanessa Friedman which brings up some interesting questions regarding the relevance and importance of everyday clothing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast...Show More

49:23 | Jun 18th

This week, exhibition curator Clarissa Esguerra teaches us all about the sophisticated resist-dying ikat technique responsible for the resplendent textiles and garments on display in LACMA's current exhibition Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats. L...Show More

03:09 | Jun 14th

Throughout history, people have been denounced and demonized for dissenting from the majority. But that didn’t stop them from speaking up. Unpopular is about resisters and pariahs, rebels and revolutionaries. People like Sitting Bull, Funmilayo Ranso...Show More

14:08 | Jun 13th

Tune in this week to learn about the distinctions between what is considered antique versus vintage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

45:37 | Jun 11th

Much more than practical tools for cooling the body, Laura Camerlengo joins us to speak about the myriad of ways fans have been used historically as emblems of status and tools of communication. Her exhibition Fans of the 18th Century is on view now ...Show More

09:46 | Jun 6th

Join us for fun with words! Today we address "dress."  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

47:33 | Jun 4th

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. In gratitude to the American women who fought for the right to vote, we speak to Raissa Bretaña about the relationship between fashion and the 20th century suffrage movement. Lea...Show More

27:15 | May 30th

Today, we answer a listener question about the history of men's facial hair with Dr. Christopher Oldstone-Moore, author of the book Of Beards and Men: the Revealing History of Facial Hair. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/p...Show More

58:34 | May 28th

High heels have long been the domain of women--but first they were worn by men. This week, we track the evolution of the high heel as worn by male cavalry to "irrational" women with Bata Shoe Museum Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack. Learn more abo...Show More

04:02 | May 24th

Starting May 23rd, 2019: Listen to Chelsea Handler's first ever podcast series featuring candid, hilarious conversations about her life, her work and where she’s headed next. The podcast features interviews with celebrities such as Connie Britton, Ja...Show More

14:18 | May 23rd

This week we discuss the 'shadiest' company around, the world's leading authority on color intelligence, Pantone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

56:39 | May 21st

Fashion history and crime labs may seem like strange bedfellows. This week we speak to real-life dress detective, Amber Butchart, about her work in forensics and fashion history applications outside of museums and design studios. Learn more about you...Show More

17:23 | May 16th

Detective hats on, Cassidy and April address a listener question regarding fashion copying: fashion fakes are nothing new, but just when and where did the practice start and why? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adv...Show More

45:51 | May 14th

In part two of our interview with embroidery designer Nadia Albertini, we learn how the age old craft is kept alive at the hands of skilled artisans from India to Paris. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

43:14 | May 9th

This week we look into the storied history of one of the world's most sought-after social invitations: The Met Gala. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

49:43 | May 7th

Today, we learn all about the fascinating history behind one of humankind's oldest forms of adornment with embroidery designer and historian Nadia Albertini. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

16:22 | May 2nd

This week we answer a query about the once indispensable accessory now lost to time: the chatelaine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

34:19 | Apr 30th

This week we learn how "the new freedom thing in fashion" became the industry standard for the production of women's--and more and more men's-- jeans. This is the story of stretchy jeans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/po...Show More

15:39 | Apr 25th

On this week's edition of Fashion History Mystery, we look into vintage hairstyle terms including the bob and the shingle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

56:40 | Apr 23rd

To investigate charm schools of the 1940s, April recently completed the six weeks Du Barry Success Course of diet, exercise, posture and beauty rituals. Tune in to find out how it went! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podc...Show More

17:57 | Apr 18th

On this week's edition of Fashion History Mystery, April and Cassidy answer the question: didn't women's long skirts get really dirty in the 19th century? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:01:20 | Apr 16th

This week, Cassidy and April take you inside their book Fashion and the Art of Pochoir to learn all about the painterly hand-stenciling technique that redefined fashion illustration in the Art Moderne and Art Deco eras. Learn more about your ad-choic...Show More

20:26 | Apr 11th

In this week's mini-sode we explore how the matter of perspiration has been handled historically. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

40:37 | Apr 9th

Alicia Vikander may have won an Oscar for her portrayal of Gerda Wegener in the 2015 film, The Danish Girl, but the film only scratches the surface of this incredible artist's life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-...Show More

18:15 | Apr 4th

This week we explore the unlikely origin story of Mary Janes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46:56 | Apr 2nd

This week we sit down with Oscar-winning costume designer John Bright to discuss his prolific career in film and TV that spans five decades. A collector of historic fashion, John is the founder and owner of the world's leading costume house, Cosprop....Show More

16:45 | Mar 28th

This week, we answer the listener question: are there any fashion designers from the Amish tradition? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

49:37 | Mar 26th

This week we go behind the scenes of Biltmore Estate's latest exhibition A Vanderbilt House Party--The Gilded Age with the estate's Curator of Interpretation Leslie Klingner. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adverti...Show More

15:50 | Mar 21st

This week we answer a listener question about the origin of poka dots, by diving all the way back to the Middle Ages' taboo about wearing spots.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46:53 | Mar 19th

Dubbed "stoutwear" at the turn of the 20th century, Dr. Lauren Downing Peters joins us this week to discuss the history of plus-size fashion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

12:36 | Mar 14th

Following Cardi B's stunning vintage ensembles at the 2019 Grammys, we answer the question posed by many listeners: Who is Thierry Mugler? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

37:56 | Mar 12th

This week, we talk to the photographer Tony Vaccaro about his prolific seventy-plus year career photographing fashion, celebrity and World War. His subjects include Dovima, Verushka, Hubert de Givenchy, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keefe. Learn more a...Show More

22:16 | Mar 7th

This week Cassidy and April address the question: when is it ok to wear historical clothing and how to preserve our family heirlooms.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

58:38 | Mar 5th

It is one thing to study the history of fashion, it is another thing entirely to wear it! This week we meet historical costumers Lauren and Abby, the women behind the historical shoe company and blog American Duchess. Learn more about your ad-choices...Show More

21:35 | Feb 28th

This week, April and Cassidy discuss all things Oscars' fashion! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:17:12 | Feb 26th

Where do belief and and clothing intersect? This week we speak to Sarah Byrd about the clothing choices of some of America's fringe religious groups. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

22:16 | Feb 21st

This week Cassidy and April share their favorite fashion history books of all time! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

34:27 | Feb 19th

In the 1920s, the fearless women that took to the skies became celebrities overnight. How did the media spotlight shape early aviatrixes relationship to fashion and flight? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertise...Show More

17:00 | Feb 14th

We answer your questions in our Thursday Fashion History Mystery minisodes! This week we answer the question several of you have posed: 'how do you become a fashion historian?'  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adve...Show More

51:05 | Feb 12th

Just in time for Fashion Week, Dressed is back for Season 2 with a behind-the-scenes look at Denver Art Museum's exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World. We are joined by the exhibition's curator and foremost Dior expert Florence Müller. Learn more ...Show More

54:52 | Jan 1st

Ever wonder why "acceptable" forms of dress for men are so prescriptive? So formulaic? In this episode we speak to Chloe Chapin about the origins of men's suits and the tuxedo specifically. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/...Show More

35:47 | Dec 25th, 2018

In part two of this two part series, we continue to explore the history of the black dandy into the 20th and 21st centuries with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity.  Lear...Show More

50:14 | Dec 18th, 2018

In this illuminating two-part series, we explore the cultural history of black dandyism with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity.  Learn more about your ad-choices at http...Show More

44:37 | Dec 11th, 2018

From 1922 to 1926, lovers Dorothy Todd and Madge Garland transformed British Vogue into a forum for artists, writers and other luminaries of the modernist--and queer--avant-garde. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-ad...Show More

45:05 | Dec 4th, 2018

This week Miren Arzalluz, Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris, joins us to discuss the "master of us all," Cristóbal Balenciaga. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

55:25 | Nov 27th, 2018

This week marks the 45th anniversary of one of American fashion's greatest moments. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan joins us to discuss a legendary fashion face-off between French haute couture and American design. Learn more about you...Show More

51:02 | Nov 20th, 2018

Ladies in pants, oh my! We recently had the pleasure of joining Anney Reese on Stuff Mom Never Told You to discuss the history of the short-lived "Bloomerism" movement of the 19th century and its continued importance to feminism today. Learn more abo...Show More

29:44 | Nov 15th, 2018

In 1979, Roger Burton worked with punk style innovators Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren to design their boutique World's End. The couple soon went their separate ways but were reunited at Burton's 1993 exhibition of their work Vive le Punk. Le...Show More

42:34 | Nov 13th, 2018

This week we explore the clothing of rebellious youth sub-cultures from the 1940s to the 1960s with vintage collector, costume designer--and original Mod--Roger Burton. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42:50 | Nov 6th, 2018

This week, we explore the fashion origins and evolution of the Philippino terno with guest Gino Gonzales, co-author of the book Fashionable Filipinas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

18:17 | Nov 1st, 2018

For a bonus minisode in honor of Halloween, we "dissect" the iconic flapper look from head to toe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

56:01 | Oct 30th, 2018

Sometimes fashion can kill--literally. From combustible crinolines to strangling scarves, this week we explore fashion's deadly history with Dr. Alison Matthews David, author of the book Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present. Learn m...Show More

43:09 | Oct 23rd, 2018

We get puurrrfectly WILD this week with author, activist and burlesque superstar Jo Weldon! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

28:01 | Oct 16th, 2018

Today we speak with Dr. Valerie Steele, Director of The Museum at FIT, about her exhibition Pink: A Pretty, Punk, Powerful Color.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

44:35 | Oct 9th, 2018

A tribute to the passing of American fashion insider, Ruth Finley, whose Fashion Calendar was and continues to be a critical element in producing Fashion Week. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46:47 | Oct 2nd, 2018

For artist Frida Kahlo, clothing, art and identity were inextricably linked. The V & A's current exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up explores the ways Kahlo constructed her iconic image using the clothing and accessories she put on her body. L...Show More

18:39 | Sep 27th, 2018

In this week's bonus episode, we continue our conversation with Sarah Scaturro, head conservator at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:03:29 | Sep 25th, 2018

This week, we go behind the scenes of the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination with Sarah Scaturro, head conservator at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://...Show More

44:33 | Sep 18th, 2018

One of American fashion's first famous designers wasn't American at all. Meet Valentina Schlee, the intoxicatingly beautiful Russian lover of Greta Garbo who lied about nearly everything. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/po...Show More

53:44 | Sep 13th, 2018

In honor of New York Fashion Week, we speak with Dr. Rebecca Arnold about the origins of American style. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39:21 | Sep 11th, 2018

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was one of the 20th and 21st centuries great luminaries, most famous for his prolific career as a photojournalist for LIFE magazine. A man of many talents, this week we explore his unlikely career as a fashion photographer.  ...Show More

48:22 | Sep 4th, 2018

This week we talk to Egyptologist--and vintage fashion aficionada-- Dr. Colleen Darnell about the role of clothing and artifice in the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:02:18 | Aug 28th, 2018

The fashion industry is the world's second largest polluter. This week we talk to fashion designer and educator Tara St. James about the intersection of fashion and sustainability in the past, present and what we can do to impact the future. Learn mo...Show More

39:13 | Aug 21st, 2018

Amid the French Revolution, a youth subculture became notorious for adopting styles so extreme they were dubbed 'incredible' and 'marvelous.' This week we speak about some of fashion's first hipsters: the incroyables and the merveilleuses. Learn more...Show More

47:34 | Aug 7th, 2018

This week we talk about a century of fashion photography with Paul Martineau, curator of the new exhibition Icons of Style at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

40:32 | Jul 31st, 2018

From the bikini to the thong, this week we explore the continued evolution of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

52:30 | Jul 24th, 2018

In part one of this two-part series, we explore the origins of one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:00:00 | Jul 17th, 2018

This week we meet Israeli swimwear designer and innovater Lea Gottlieb (1918-2012), the visionary founder of the luxury swimwear brand Gottex.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

50:25 | Jul 10th, 2018

In this week’s episode, we meet the men behind the fashion: Étienne de Silhouette (1709-1767) and Jules Leotard (1842-1870). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

41:11 | Jul 3rd, 2018

This week is Haute Couture Week in Paris and we bring you an in memoriam episode on one of couture's greats: Hubert de Givenchy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:25:33 | Jun 26th, 2018

In this week's episode, we speak with Antoine Bucher and Nicolas Montagne of Librarie Diktats about the history of fashion plates, prints which served as the primary source of fashion imagery before photography.  Learn more about your ad-choices at h...Show More

55:38 | Jun 19th, 2018

This week we speak with fashion historian Alexis Walker about the innovation and history behind Wonderbra. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1:06:16 | Jun 12th, 2018

This week we delve behind the seams with fashion historian Kate Strasdin to rediscover the sartorial legacies--and anti-aging secrets-- of the ever youthful Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. Learn more about ...Show More

56:05 | Jun 5th, 2018

In the second installment of Jewelry of Sentiment, we speak with Courtney Lane, a modern-day practitioner of hair work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

35:40 | May 29th, 2018

For centuries, locks of human hair were cherished tokens exchanged between friends and loved ones. In this episode, we investigate the art of hair work and the fashion for wearing jewelry made from human hair. Learn more about your ad-choices at http...Show More

47:42 | May 22nd, 2018

Gaby Deslys was one of the most famous performers of the WWI era. Her unapologetic independence--and body-baring costumes--also made her one of the most controversial. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46:26 | May 15th, 2018

Cultural appropriation and colonialism lie at the heart of the 19th century fashion trend for "cashmere" shawls, the anglicized version of the Kashmiri region from which these highly coveted luxury goods originally came. Learn more about your ad-choi...Show More

49:46 | May 8th, 2018

Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most unique voices fashion has ever seen. Her penchant for daring designs was often inspired by her close friendships with Surrealist artists.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advert...Show More

49:16 | May 1st, 2018

From the 1870s to the 1920s, millions of women embraced the fashion for ornamental plumage and as a result millions of birds died for it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

59:13 | Apr 24th, 2018

If Marie Antoinette was the Queen of Fashion, Rose Bertin was her "Minister of Fashion." Find out more about Bertin and the extravagances of eighteenth century fashion in our conversation with expert Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell. Learn more about your ...Show More

46:06 | Apr 17th, 2018

The work of avant-garde couturier Paul Poiret was shocking to some, and undeniably groundbreaking to everyone else. The fact that he radically altered the way women dressed during the 20th century was only ONE of his major innovations. Learn more abo...Show More

38:51 | Apr 10th, 2018

This week we explore the incredible story of Elizabeth Keckly, an enslaved woman who bought her freedom and went on to become the premiere dressmaker in Washington D.C. during the Civil War era. Her best friend and client? Mary Todd Lincoln.  Learn m...Show More

31:53 | Apr 3rd, 2018

In this episode we speak to Hind Abdul-Jabbar about the widespread practice of smuggling European fashion into the United States during the 19th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

44:10 | Mar 27th, 2018

An iconoclast in every sense of the word, Elizabeth Hawes is still considered one of the greatest designers American fashion ever produced. Find out why her outspoken social activism landed her in hot water with the FBI. Learn more about your ad-choi...Show More

50:17 | Mar 20th, 2018

This episode explores how the body type considered ideal shifts over time, and we speak with fashion historian Emma McClendon about her current exhibition The Body: Fashion and Physique. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/po...Show More

34:55 | Mar 13th, 2018

Logos and monograms are used by luxury fashion houses to brand their products. This episode investigates the origin stories of the logos used by of four of fashion's most powerful players: Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Chanel and Louboutin. Learn more abou...Show More

34:47 | Mar 6th, 2018

This week we explore the birth of modern dress, a revolution in fact, that occurred during a period in the early 20th century when women radically altered the way they had been dressing for centuries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news....Show More

1:04:50 | Feb 27th, 2018

This episode explores the career and legacy of the man many consider to be the first true fashion designer, Charles Frederick Worth. We also speak with Hylan Booker, an American designer who sat at the helm of the house of Worth in the late 1960s. Le...Show More

04:48 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear. Tune in on February 27th for the first episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcas...Show More

02:04 | Feb 20th, 2018

Every week, fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary will take you inside the history of fashion, and explore the who, what, when of why we wear. Listen in on February 27 for the first episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://...Show More