Dressed: The History of Fashion

Dressed: The History of Fashion Podcast

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.

Advanced Style, Part I: An Interview with Ari Seth Cohen
Style knows no age. In part one of this two part episode, photographer Ari Seth Cohen joins us to discuss Advanced Style, his street style blog turned international movement celebrating "the stylish senior set." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #17
We cover everything from smart wool to stylin' penguins in this week's discussion that also includes what is happening in the world of online fashion auctions, vintage department store catalogs, and must watch docu-series. Knit for Nature: https://scoop.upworthy.com/109-year-old-spent-his-final-years-knitting-tiny-sweaters-for-injured-penguins Smart Wool: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2020/09/wool-material-can-remember-and-change-shape Glasses masks: https://www.wiresglasses.com/masks-all Art of ...


A History of the Paper Pattern Industry
This week we honor the work of costume designer, fashion historian and expert on the history of paper patterns, Joy Spanabel Emery. RECOMMENDED READING: Emery, Joy Spanabel. A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Revolution. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014 Commercial Pattern Archive https://copa.apps.uri.edu/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #51: Rad in '39: Predicting Fashion's Future
This week we answer a listener question about past predictions of fashion's future; from wearable tech to smart phones and air conditioning a surprising number which are part of our every day lives were predicted a nearly century ago... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9eAiy0IGBI Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Now #15
Would you wear Chipotle?! This week we discuss a new clothing initiative by the fast food chain, the YouTube series Black Girl in a Big Dress, what's happening in a Taiwanese laundry, and address some listener mail. To Follow: @wantshowasyoung To Read: Sweatpants Forever, Polish MPs, Chipotle To Watch: Mucho Mucho Amore: The Legend of Walter Mercado (Netflix), Black Girl in a Big Dress (YouTube) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #16
Would you wear Chipotle?! This week we discuss a new clothing initiative by the fast food chain, the YouTube series Black Girl in a Big Dress, what's happening in a Taiwanese laundry, and address some listener mail. To Follow: @wantshowasyoung To Read: Sweatpants Forever, Polish MPs, Chipotle To Watch: Mucho Mucho Amore: The Legend of Walter Mercado (Netflix), Black Girl in a Big Dress (YouTube) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Future Fit: A History of the Jumpsuit, an interview with Andrea Lauer
This week Andrea Lauer joins us to discuss the utilitarian and utopian history of the jumpsuit. A favorite fashion staple of the 21st century, the jumpsuit is a surprising site of discourse on economics, class and gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Now #15: Indian Market 2020's Virtual Fashion Show
This week we are joined by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe, the producer behind Santa Fe Indian Market's annual fashion show, which goes virtual this year for the first time. We learn about the show's history and this year's featured designers. Learn more at https://swaia.org/haute-couture-fashion-show/ Designers: OrlandoDugi.com Korina Emmerich www.emmerichny.com Patricia-Michaels.com CatherineBlackburn.com Delina White iamanishinaabe.com Skawennati.com SagePaul.com Also check out: www.beyondbuckskin.co...


Re-Dressing America's Frontier Past, an Interview with Dr. Peter Boag
Thanks to a plethora of literature and Hollywood films, the American West holds an almost mythic-like place in the popular imagination. Its mere mention conjures images of legendary gunslingers and heroic homesteaders, among many other revered tropes. Lesser known and explored, however, is the American West's queer history and the many individuals who challenged and transgressed society's sexuality and gender binaries on the daily. Dr. Peter Boag joins us this week to discuss his book Re-Dressing America's ...

Fashion History Now #14
On this week's minisode, we discuss listener mail about Princess Beatrice's upcycled Norman Harnell wedding dress, bicycling etiquette art, magical magazines, and SCAD museum's virtual fashion tours! Instagram accounts mentioned: @diktats_bookstore, @simpsonsruinart, @faeriemagazine, @followmeaway Other recommendations: https://enchantedlivingmag.com, https://www.scadfash.org/events/see-top-selects-alaia-adrian-masters-cut-virtual-tour Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-...


Fashioning White Femininity: The Ethnic Masquerade of Modern Fashion with Dr. Victoria Pass
During the 1920s and 30s, white fashion magazines and designers marketed ethnicity to white women as something that could be put on and taken off at will. Dr. Victoria Pass joins us to discuss the colonialist underbelly of modern fashion's "ethnic masquerade" and its contemporary incarnations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, an interview with Rebecca C. Tuite
This week we examine the career of American Vogue editor Jessica Daves who presided over the magazine during the 1950s, a golden age of fashion photography and modernism. Why is it that Daves remains lesser known today in comparison to the editors who preceded and followed her? Recommended reading: Tuite, Rebecca C. 1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962. London & New York: Thames & Hudson, 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #12
This week's discussion includes the ugly makeup revolution, Costube, and highlights from haute couture's first digital fashion week. @CosTubeGuide Instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14L5YJmmX6VX9E3gxVwuaY5-1eRyt7ihaw7gl10_rsYk/edit https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Carnival to Catwalk: Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume with Dr. Benjamin Wild
This week, cultural historian Dr. Benjamin Wild joins us to discuss the global phenomenon of fancy dress costume, smashing any outdated conventions that label the performative act of dressing up as frivolous. Recommended reading: Carnival to Catwalk: Global Reflections of Fancy Dress Costume by Benjamin Wild Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #48: The Etiquette of Bicycling
Today, the bicycle is a ubiquitous summer pasttime for many of us, but in the 1890s it was a new social and cultural phenomenon that took the world by storm. As with any social activity in the nineteenth century, "cycling" required its own etiquette. This week, we explore the 1890s do's and don'ts of how to ride a bike and what to wear while doing it. Suggested reading: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Social_Etiquette_Or_Manners_and_Customs/-MxCAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=bicycling+etiquette+maude+c.+co...

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


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-...

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

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/ Learn...

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an Interview with Anna Jackson, Part I
This week, we bring you part one 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 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


FHM 46: Dressed to Protest
In this episode, we discuss a brief history of what people have worn to both protest and protect themselves during times of civil unrest. Further reading: https://www.vogue.com/article/george-floyd-100-black-men-memorial-harlem-gabriel-garmon-james-felton-keith-bradon-waight-tiffany-rea-fisher-harold-waight https://riotmedicine.net; https://www.businessinsider.com/clothes-accessories-that-outsmart-facial-recognition-tech-2019-10 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advert...

Fashion History Now #9
Cassidy and April discuss current events as they relate to the fashion industry and the field of Fashion Studies, highlighting where the industry and field need to go and the important POC scholars, historians, and activists who are working to get it there. WEBSITES: Kimberly Jenkins: www.fashionandrace.com Cheney McKnight: www.notyourmommashistory.com Dr. Jonathen Square: www.fashioningtheself.com, www.jonathansquare.com Dandy Wellington: www.dandywellington.com BOOKS: Monica L. Miller’s book S...


Fashion History Now #8
This show would not be possible without our wonderful listeners! This week we celebrate YOU by highlighting some of your fashion histories shared with us through listener mail. Detroit oral history project: https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/453 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

The Art of Historical Hatmaking with Rachel Frost
This week we learn about the history and techniques of historical hatmaking with Rachel Frost, one of only a handful of hatmakers using sixteenth century European techniques in the entire world. See more of Rachel's work at www.thecraftybeggars.org. For more from the Tudor Tailors see www.tudortailor.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Bedside Manner, an interview with Marisa Hollywood
Nurses, we love you! In an episode dedicated to healthcare workers everywhere, this week we explore the history of the nurse uniform. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #7
This week we check out some disturbing historic beauty advice, a collection of the world's rarest pigments, alternative leather made from cacti, and get to the bottom of what Christian Dior was up to in 1949. Sources: a collection of the world's rarest colors https://liveplayeat.com/the-worlds-rarest-colors/ Dior 1949 collection https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6xD-jKli-_qIYXDTsNv4dw Desserto https://desserto.com.mx/. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Re-Dressed: Finding Beauty, an Interview with Photographer Tony Vaccaro
Past Dressed guest Tony Vaccaro just beat COVID-19. In celebration, we air our past interview with the 97 year-old photographer whose prolific career photographing fashion, celebrity and World War spans seven decades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Spread Love and Shine Light, an Interview with Orenda Tribe's Amy Yeung
In lieu of this week's FHM, we bring you a special interview with Amy Yeung, founder of Orenda Tribe. Using the colors of the rainbow as her guide, Amy breathes new life into old clothing and textiles with a sustainable, ethical approach to design that both celebrates and supports her indigenous heritage and community. One hundred percent of sales from Orenda Tribe's Spread Love and Shine Light campaign is going towards critical aid for the Navajo Reservation during the COVID-19 pandemic. www.orendatribe.co...

Service Mode: Dressing the Domestic Servant
On the heels of our Downton Abbey episode, this week we explore the dress of the downstairs set. What did domestic servants really wear? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Now #6
From golden mending games to Advanced Style inspiration, this week's episode is full of suggestions for fun fashion history related activities you can do on and off line and with the whole family! Recommendations: www.advance.style www.firstamericanartmagazine.com www.goldenjoinery.com www.colornames.org https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #44: A Brief History of Prom
To celebrate a quintessential rite of passage being canceled en masse this year due to the pandemic, we bring you a brief history of Prom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Game of Thrones: What to Wear When Winter is Coming, pt. 2
Join us for our second installment on the stories and symbolism lovingly stitched into the GoT costumes. RECOMMENDED READING: Clapton, Michele and Gina McIntyre. Game of Thrones: The Costumes. San Rafael: Insight Editions, 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #5
This week we issue a couple of challenges! Recreate works of art at home! Help April get to the bottom of Pierre Cardin-designed uniforms for the Chinese army?! Also check out the instagram accounts @whatalexiswore and @izabelapriorattire for a full serving of fashion history fun! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Game of Thrones: What to Wear When Winter is Coming, pt. 1
We obsessed. We cried. We stood in awe of the epic saga that was Game of Thrones. Join us for an extra delicious episode where we break down the stories and symbolism lovingly stiched into the GoT costumes. RECOMMENDED READING: Clapton, Michele and Gina McIntyre. Game of Thrones: The Costumes. San Rafael: Insight Editions, 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Mystery #43: Lady Curzon's Peacock Dress
A feat of Indian craftsmanship and British colonial pageantry, the "peacock dress" was worn by Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, to the 1903 Delhi Durbar commemorating King Edward VII's ascension to the British throne. Today, we learn why it is still celebrated as as one of the most beautiful and masterfully constructed gowns in the history of fashion. Recommended reading and viewing: Cathy Hay's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb0jPc-3Nmw Bernadette Banner's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Supreme Glamour, an Interview with Mary Wilson
In celebration of our one hundredth episode, we welcome to the show Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes and author of the book Supreme Glamour. Ms. Wilson joins us to discuss 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: Supreme Glamour (Thames and Hudson, 2019) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #4
Topics in this week's episode include the Contemporary Muslim Fashion exhibition, eighteenth century wig building, the origins story of the N95 face mask, and the wonder of online fashion exhibitions on the Google Arts & Culture App. Fast Company article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90479846/the-untold-origin-story-of-the-n95-mask V&A's Design a Wig: https://www.vam.ac.uk/designawig/ Queen Sirikit exhibit on Google Arts & Culture: https://g.co/arts/snnY5ZS3KboEkBbD8 Contemporary Muslim Fashions: d'Allesan...


Queen Sirikit of Thailand, an Interview with Melissa Leventon
What happens when French haute couture meets Thai glamour and elegance? This week, Melissa Leventon joins us to discuss the sartorial legacy of Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Recommended reading: Melissa Leventon's Fit for a Queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's Creations by Balmain (River Books Press, 2016) and In Royal Fashion: The Style of Queen Sirikit of Thailand (River Books Press, 2013) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery 42: Hook, Line, and Sink-Her, a History of Fishnets
How did a practical device for catching fish become a coveted and controversial fashion staple? This week, we explore the fascinating thousand-year plus history behind fishnets. Recommended reading: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-history-of-hand-knitting https://www.vintag.es/2019/01/fishnet-stockings.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery 42: Hook, Line, and Sink-Her, a History of Fishnets
How did a practical device for catching fish become a coveted and controversial fashion staple? This week, we explore the fascinating thousand-year plus history behind fishnets. Recommended reading: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-history-of-hand-knitting https://www.vintag.es/2019/01/fishnet-stockings.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse, an interview with Patricia Mears
En pointe and en vogue, the ballerina has inspired many a fashion designer. Dance and fashion have long had a symbiotic relationship, and this week we speak to Patricia Mears about her sublimely beautiful exhibition which highlights the mutual love affair between ballet and high style. Recommended reading: Mears, Patricia et al. Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse. New York: Vendome Press, 2019. Clip from the Red Shoes (1948): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktv3-1JTspc. Learn more about your ad-choices a...

Fashion History Now #3
This week we discuss online sources of fashion history, AJ and The Queen, Dapper Dan's new memoire and biodegradable plastics. Recommended reading: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art (and fashion) History: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/coho/hd_coho.htm AJ and the Queen costumes: https://www.crfashionbook.com/culture/a30503047/aj-and-the-queen-rupaul-costumes/ Korina Emmerich's face mask: https://www.emmerichny.com/product-page/split-shot-face-mask Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/po...

Eleanor Lambert: Empress of 7th Avenue, an interview with Carol McLennan
"The most influential woman in fashion" during the 20th century was far from a household name. Join us as we explore the legendary career of Eleanor Lambert who helped shape the trajectory of the American fashion industry from behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Eleanor Lambert: Empress of 7th Avenue, an interview with Carol McLennan
"The most influential woman in fashion" during the 20th century was far from a household name. Join us as we explore the legendary career of Eleanor Lambert who helped shape the trajectory of the American fashion industry from behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

How to Read a Suit, an Interview with Lydia Edwards
Fashion historian and author Lydia Edwards joins us to talk about her newly released book How to Read a Suit, the highly anticipated menswear version of her acclaimed How to Read a Dress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


How to Read a Suit, an Interview with Lydia Edwards
Fashion historian and author Lydia Edwards joins us to talk about her newly released book How to Read a Suit, the highly anticipated menswear version of her acclaimed How to Read a Dress. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now #2
This week we cover topics including Bill Cunningham, 150 years of Harper's Bazaar, and the recent JLo/Shakira controversy. Are we still policing women's bodies in 2020? Recommended reading: Cassidy's talk: http://www.abqinternational.org/pioneering-women-designers-of-the-1920s/ JLo/Shakira: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/us/shakira-jlo-super-bowl-halftime-show-fcc-complaints-trnd/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/03/opinions/super-bowl-halftime-show-jlo-shakira-opinion-reyes/index.html MAD exhibit: htt...


Fashion History Mystery #40: What's a Dickie?!
Your great-grandmother enjoyed a dickie. Join us in our exploration of a wildly popular garment, now lost to fashion history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Call Me: The Perils of 19th Century Etiquette
After a deep dive into etiquette manuals, we explore the complex codes of introductions and calling during the 19th century. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Now
In this new bi-weekly minisode series, Cassidy and April share the latest in all things fashion history. From Jean Paul Gaultier's final haute couture collection to fashion's push for environmental responsibility, we bring you fashion history NOW. Recommended readings: https://studyhall.earth https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/slow-factory-study-hall-sustainable-fashion/ https://www.thredup.com/fashionfootprint https://www.algiknit.com https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2020-couture/jean-paul-gaul...


Fashion & Film, Part II
This week, we continue to explore the intimate relationship between fashion and film from World War II into the present day. Recommended reading: Deborah Nadoolman Landis's Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Design, 2007) Hollywood Costume (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Christopher Laverty's Fashion in Film (Laurence King, 2016) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion & Film, Part II
This week, we continue to explore the intimate relationship between fashion and film from World War II into the present day. Recommended reading: Deborah Nadoolman Landis's Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Design, 2007) Hollywood Costume (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Christopher Laverty's Fashion in Film (Laurence King, 2016) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

FHM #39: Fashion at the Oscars, an Interview with Bronwyn Cosgrave
The Oscars red carpet is one of the most highly anticipated fashion events of the year. This week, we explore its history with Bronwyn Cosgrave before April and Cassidy share their favorite picks from this year's festivities. Recommended Reading: Bronwyn Cosgrave's Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards (Bloomsbury, 2006) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion & Film, Part I
We are back! What better way to celebrate the launch of Season 3--and the Oscars AND Fashion Week-- than with a multi-episode celebration of the hundred and thirty plus year love affair between fashion and film. ⁠Recommended reading: Deborah Nadoolman Landis's Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design (Harper Design, 2007) Hollywood Costume (Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Christopher Laverty's Fashion in Film (Laurence King, 2016) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-adve...

Holiday Bonus FHM: The History of Glitter
A symbol of glitz, glamour and celebration, we bring you a special holiday edition on the history of glitter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Welcome to What I Wore When
Can an outfit change your life? For many of us, the answer is a resounding yes. Welcome to What I Wore When, a weekly podcast hosted by Glamour digital director Perrie Samotin. Every Monday, Perrie sits down with actors, writers, musicians, reality stars, and other influential women to discuss what they wore during a pivotal moment in their life—and why it mattered. It’s not just about fashion—it's also about the seemingly small choices we make every day and how they affect us more than we realize. Learn m...



Fashionopolis, an interview wtih Dana Thomas
This week we speak with Paris-based fashion journalist Dana Thomas about the rise of fashion fashion and its true cost. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Worn on this Day, an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell joins us to discuss her new book Worn on this Day: the Clothes That Made History. From Olympic uniforms to coronation gowns, Kimberly explores momentous moments in dress history one day at a time.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Bond Girl Style, an inteview with Dr. Monica Germanà
Icons of sex, danger and high style, this week we speak to Dr. Monica Germanà about women inhabiting the world of James Bond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #35:The Vanderbilt Ball
This week we chat about one of the most sumptuous fancy dress balls the world has ever seen: The Vanderbilt Ball of 1883. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...



Fashion History Mystery #33: Fashion History at Fashion Week
From Grecian goddesses to the godmother of rock'n'roll, April and Cassidy discuss their favorite shows from the recent Spring/Summer 2020 Collections!   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

At War with Fashion: World War I, LIVE from Bard Graduate Center
In conjunction with the exhibition French Fashion, Women and the First World War currently on view at the Bard Graduate Center, we speak with Dr. Kate Strasdin and Dr. Margaret Darrow about the era's anxieties surrounding fashion and gender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


The King of Sexy Cling, an interview with Stephen Burrows
Stephen Burrow's bright and slinky clothes defined the disco era. This week we speak with a fashion icon on the occasion of his new collaboration with Target. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Punk Style, an interview with Dr. Monica Sklar
This week we explore the style one of rock's most iconic sub-cultures: punk. But what came first, the music or the clothes? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Patrick Kelly, an Interview with Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard
Patrick Kelly took Paris by storm in the 1980s, becoming the first American designer to be inducted into France's distinguished Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter. On what would have been Patrick's 65th birthday, we honor his life and legacy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Patrick Kelly, an Interview with Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard
Patrick Kelly took Paris by storm in the 1980s, becoming the first American designer to be inducted into France's distinguished Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter. On what would have been Patrick's 65th birthday, we honor his life and legacy.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

The Joy of Fashion, an Interview with Pat Cleveland
This week we talk with fashion icon and fashion model pioneer Pat Cleveland about her fifty-plus year career in fashion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

FHM #31: The Cyclical Nature of Fashion
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-advertisers...


Global Vision: Tina Leser
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...

FHM #30: Making Mrs. Maisel
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...

Fashion Period. An Interview with Dr. Shannon Withycombe
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion Period. An Interview with Dr. Shannon Withycombe
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

FHM #29: Enfleurage: 17th Century Perfume Making with Dryland Wilds
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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


FHM #28: Origin of the Poodle Skirt
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...

Introducing: The Outcast
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 now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Introducing: The Moment
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 Rom-Com. Listen now at wondery.fm/dressed Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Re-Dressed: The Swimsuit, a Revealing History, Part I
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...


FHM #26: A Mermaid's Tale
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...

Mary Quant, an Interview with Jenny Lister
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

FHM #25: The Auction House Allure
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-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Charles James: Genius Deconstructed, an Interview with Timothy Long
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.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Space Age Fashion: an interview with Sarah Jean Culbreth
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...


Fashion Animals, an interview with Joshua Katcher
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...

Introducing Everywhere
Overcome fears and dump preconceptions about travel and fully engage with the world in a deeply meaningful way. It doesn’t matter if you’re wealthy or not, alone or with your person or people; you can have an amazing adventure. All you need is to open your mind. Don’t think about what I’m telling you, just feel it. It’s not head knowledge, it’s heart knowledge. Listen to Everywhere every Thursday! The first three episodes are now available. Listen here! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ihea...


Fashion History Mystery #21: Isabelle de Borchgrave
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...


Fashion History Mystery #20: History of the Pride Flag
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-advertisers...


Fashion History Mystery #19: Should These Clothes Be Saved?
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-advertisers...

Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats, an interview with Clarissa Esguerra
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Introducing Unpopular
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 Ransome-Kuti, Galileo, and the Mirabal Sisters took a chance on what they believed in – and inspired real change. Every week, host Yves Jeffcoat tells the story of someone who challenged the status quo, connecting the dots between their history and the history we’re ...


The Language of Fans, an interview with Laura Camerlengo
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 through June 30, 2019 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Styling the American Suffragist, an interview with Raissa Bretaña
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #16: Of Beards and Men
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/podcast-advertisers...

Men in Heels: a His (and Her) Story, an Interview with Elizabeth Semmelhack
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Introducing Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler, an iHeartRadio Original Podcast
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, Jake Tapper, Sean Hayes, Mary McCormack and more.Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Learn mo...

Fashion History Mystery #15: Pantone
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...

The Dress Detective, an interview with Amber Butchart
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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Mystery #14: "Copying: a Fancy Name for Stealing"
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-advertisers...


Fashion History Mystery #12: Chat-a-what?
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...

"The New Freedom Thing in in Fashion" or How Jeans Got Their Stretch
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/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Mystery #11: Rosie Gets a Shingle
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...

April Goes to Beauty School: the 1944 Du Barry Success Course
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/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #10: The Other Dust Ruffle
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...


Fashion and the Art of Pochoir
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-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #9: Don't Sweat It
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...

The Other Danish Girl: Gerda Wegener
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-advertisers...


Remaking Fashion History: an Interview with John Bright
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion History Mystery #6: Origins of Polka Dots
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...


Fashion History Mystery #5: Thierry Mugler
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...

Finding Beauty, an Interview with Photographer Tony Vaccaro
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion History Mystery #4: To Wear or Not to Wear?
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...


Historical Costuming with American Duchess
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 at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Cult Style: an interview with Sarah Byrd
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...


Fashion History Mystery: How To Become a Fashion Historian
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-advertisers...


Dior: From Paris to the World, an interview with Florence Müller
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part II
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Fashion Lovers: Dorothy Todd & Madge Garland
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-advertisers...


The Battle of Versailles, an interview with Robin Givhan
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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Bloomerism and Feminism, in Conversation with Stuff Mom Never Told You
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Rebel Threads, an interview with Roger Burton, part II **Bonus Episode**
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Rebel Threads, an interview with Roger Burton, part I
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...

Fashionable Filipinas, an interview with Gino Gonzales
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...

Dissecting the Flapper (Bonus Episode)
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...


When Fashion Kills, an interview with Dr. Alison Matthews David
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 more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Pink, an interview with Dr. Valerie Steele
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...


Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


From Russia With Love: Valentina
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/podcast-advertisers...


Gordon Parks: the Man of Many Hats
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion and Sustainability, an interview with Tara St. James
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 more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Incredible and Marvelous: Fashion's First Hipsters
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Fashion and Politics: The French Revolution
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...


The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part II
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...

The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part I
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...


Silhouette and Leotard: a Tale of Two Men?
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...

The Gentleman Couturier: Hubert de Givenchy
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...


Wonderbra, an interview with Alexis Walker
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...

Queen Alexandra: Behind the Seams, an interview with Kate Strasdin
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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Jewelry of Sentiment pt. 1: The Art of Hair Work
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 https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Gaby Deslys: the Modern Body, Fashion & Spectacle
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...

Cashmere with a "K": The Controversial History of a Shawl
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-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Elsa Schiaparelli
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-advertisers...

Murderous Millinery
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...


The King of Fashion: Paul Poiret
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Elizabeth Keckly: “Thirty Years a Slave” to White House Dressmaker
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 more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Smuggled in the Bustle: an interview with Hind Abdul-Jabbar
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...


Elizabeth Hawes: Fashion Rebel
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-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

The Body: Fashion & Physique, an interview with Emma McClendon
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/podcast-advertisers...

Branded: A History of Designer Logos
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 about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...


Freeing the Body: The Birth of Modern Dress
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.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Founding Father of Haute Couture: Charles Frederick Worth
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...

Dressed: Episode Zero
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/podcast-advertisers...


Introducing Dressed: The History of Fashion
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://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers...