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Rebecca Arnold & Beatrice Behlen discuss fashion - listen to our personal fashion views in our weekly catch up calls. Rebecca teaches at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Beatrice is curator at the Museum of London.

Rebecca Arnold & Beatrice Behlen discuss fashion - listen to our personal fashion views in our weekly catch up calls. Rebecca teaches at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Beatrice is curator at the Museum of London.
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Rebecca Arnold & Beatrice Behlen discuss fashion - listen to our personal fashion views in our weekly catch up calls. Rebecca teaches at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Beatrice is curator at the Museum of London.

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English


Episodes

See Know Evil

5/18/2019
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We discuss Charlie Curran’s beautiful film See Know Evil which documents the life of fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti. See links below. Charlie Curran (director), See Know Evil (2018): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8755156/ See Know Evil on Charlie Curran’s website: http://www.charliecurran.com/see-know-evil See Know Evil IG: https://www.instagram.com/see_know_evil/ Charlie Curran IG: https://www.instagram.com/myhilism/ Rebecca Arnold, Fashion Desire and Anxiety (I.B. Tauris 2001):...

Duration:00:22:44

Le Plaisir

5/11/2019
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We discuss Max Ophüls’ 1952 film Le Plaisir and wonder at the ageing dandy portrayed in the opening section. See links below. Max Ophüls (director), Le Plaisir (1952): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045034/ Max Ophüls (director), The Mask from Le Plaisir (1952) – with Italian subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoBi1BeT_PQ&t=22s Robin Wood, ‘Le Plaisir: Life is Movement’ (16 September 2008): https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/548-le-plaisir-life-is-movement V.F. Perkins, ‘Le...

Duration:00:32:06

Cruise & Resort

5/3/2019
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We wonder just what cruise and resort wear are ... Some links below. Fashion, Self-Reflexivity and the Question of Inspiration, Conference, History of Dress, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art (11 May 2019): https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/fashion-self-reflexivity-and-the-question-of-inspiration Addressing Images with Nadya Wang, The Courtauld Institute (17 May 2019): https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/addressing-images-3 Fashion Illustration Masterclass with Martin Welch, The Courtauld...

Duration:00:22:35

Pose

4/27/2019
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We discuss the costumes in Pose, it’s influences and the history of Drag Balls. See links below. Jennie Livingston (director), Paris is Burning (1990): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100332/ Jennie Livingston: https://www.jennielivingston.com/ Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy (creators), Pose (2018): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7562112/ Jamel Shabazz: http://www.jamelshabazz.com/ Armet Francis photos at V&A: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/name/francis-armet/AUTH319927/ Berry Gordy...

Duration:00:28:41

Getting Dressed

4/14/2019
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We discuss the ritual of getting dressed with the help of your valet or maid in the early 20th century. See links below. Myself When Young by Iris Capell, printed by D.G. Seldon Printing Limited, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (not dated) John Singer Sargent, The Countess of Essex, Private Collection (1906): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele_Capell,_Countess_of_Essex#/media/File:The_Countess_of_Essex,_1906.jpg Henry Poole, Savile Row tailors: https://henrypoole.com/hp/ Le Diable à Paris (1845):...

Duration:00:28:40

East End Tales

3/30/2019
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We discuss Charles Poulsen’s memoirs of life in early 20th century London and his work in the fur trade. See links below. Charles Poulsen, Scenes from a Stepney youth (1988): https://archive.org/details/scenesfromstepne00poul Charles Hobday, Charles Poulsen (obituary), The Guardian (14 December 2001): https://www.theguardian.com/news/2001/dec/14/guardianobituaries.humanities British Pathé, Fur Coat (1953) – shows nailing: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/fur-coat/query/furrier Lyon’s...

Duration:00:33:30

Moses Quiquine

3/23/2019
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We discuss Moses Quiquine's wonderful art that crosses time and space, and his exhibition ‘Voodoo Child: Identity, Spirituality & Fashion’ at The Africa Centre in London. See links below. Moses Quiquine: ‘Voodoo Child’, The Africa Centre, London (22/03/2019 –17/04/2019): https://www.africacentre.org.uk/blog/moses-quiquine-voodoo-child-exhibition/ Moses Quiquine: https://www.instagram.com/mosesquiquine/ Igor Kopytoff, 'The cultural biography of things: Commodization as process', in Arjun...

Duration:00:26:34

Subversive Stitch

3/16/2019
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We talk about the work of some of the artists working with textiles who are part of TJ Boulting's current exhibition Subversive Stitch. See links below. UCL, The Survey of London, Boulting & Sons (19 May 2017): https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/survey-of-london/2017/05/19/boulting-sons/ Subversive Stitch, TJ Boulting (14 February – 23 March 2019): http://www.tjboulting.com/exhibitionspage/509/subversive-stitch Subversive Stitch conversation – Charlotte Edey, Lilah Fowler and Celia Pym (20 March 2019):...

Duration:00:30:26

The Oscar Wilde Temple

3/9/2019
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We discuss McDermott & McGough’s inspiring Oscar Wilde Temple at Studio Voltaire in Clapham, and its link to Aesthetic Dress. McDermott & McGough, The Oscar Wilde Temple, Studio Voltaire, London (3 October 2018 – 28 April 2019): https://www.studiovoltaire.org/exhibitions/ The Oscar Wilde Temple: https://www.oscarwildetemple.org/ McDermott & McGough: http://www.mcdermottandmcgough.com/ V&A, An Introduction to the Aesthetic Movement (2018):...

Duration:00:25:20

Molly Goddard & Women's Wear

3/2/2019
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We discuss our love of Molly Goddard and other female designers making clothes that women want to wear now. Molly Goddard: https://mollygoddard.com/ Dress Portrait, Molly Goddard and Sarah Edwards, Chelsea Space (23 January - 1 March 2019): http://www.chelseaspace.org/archive/dress-portrait-info.html Ana Kinsella, How a Dress Can Be More Than a Commodity, Frieze (20 February 2019): https://frieze.com/article/how-dress-can-be-more-commodity Killing Eve, Series 1:2, Costume designer Phoebe de...

Duration:00:24:43

Valerie Steele & Exhibitionism

2/23/2019
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We discuss Valerie Steele's recent talk at the London College of Fashion about the current exhibition at and history of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York. See also links below. Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT (8 February 2019 – 20 April 2019): https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/exhibitionism.php Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill (eds): Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT (2019): http://www.skira.net/en/books/exhibitionism Exhibiting Fashion...

Duration:00:21:55

Alexander McQueen

2/16/2019
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We discuss the beautiful exhibition at Alexander McQueen’s Old Bond Street store that shows the research and design process for the current collection. See links below. Unlocking Stories (2019): https://www.alexandermcqueen.com/experience/en/unlocking-stories/ Hand & Lock: https://handembroidery.com/ Maison Lesage: http://www.lesage-paris.com/ Edwina Ehrman and Amy de la Haye, London Couture: British Luxury 1923-1975 (2015):...

Duration:00:28:06

Mundo Latinx

2/9/2019
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We discuss the new exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion, Mundo Latinx, curated by White Line Projects. See links below. Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, Mundo Latinx (8 Feb to 5 May 2019): http://www.fashionspacegallery.com/exhibition/mundo-latinx/ White Line Projects: http://www.whitelineprojects.com/ Lucia Cuba (official website): http://www.luciacuba.com/ Ada Alti, ‘Articulo 6 Project by Lucia Cuba’ Trendland (10/03/2013):...

Duration:00:26:18

Pleats

2/2/2019
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We wonder about the allure of pleats, the history of pleating, and our favourite designer examples of pleats. See links below. Vogue, Sacai, Resort 2019: https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/resort-2019/sacai/slideshow/collection#34 Lassner Plissee, History of Plissee (in German): http://lassner-plissee.de/Geschichte/geschichte.html Business of Fashion, 'Inside Chanel's Subsidiary, Lognon, Pleater' (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_GU0uOgNrc Refinery29, 'How a Dior Dress is Made'...

Duration:00:26:47

Catherine Deneuve & Auction Sales

1/26/2019
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We discuss the recent sale of Catherine Deneuve’s Yves Saint Laurent clothes, and wonder about the values and meanings attached to vintage fashions. See links below ... Catherine Deneuve et Yves Saint-Laurent [sic], Christie's, Sale 17514, 24 January 2019, results: https://www.christies.com/catherine-deneuve-et-yves-28219.aspx Jess Cartner-Morley, 'Catherine Deneuve is selling her Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe - but that look will never go away', The Guardian (15 January 2019):...

Duration:00:32:11

Yves Saint Laurent & Busby Berkeley

1/19/2019
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We discuss the current Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in Paris and the representation of Eastern cultures in fashion, and consider the extravagant vision of Busby Berkeley films from the 1930s. See links below ... Les Nadar, une légende photographique, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (16 October 2018 - 3 February 2019): http://www.bnf.fr/m/fr/m_actualites/m_anx_expos/f.nadar_legende_photographique.html L'Asie rêvée d'Yves Saint Laurent, Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Paris (2 October 2018...

Duration:00:37:40

Layers & Remembering Designers

12/15/2018
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We discuss the delights and dilemmas of layers, and question why some designers are better remembered than others. See information and links below. Hardy Amies, Just So Far (Collins 1954) Hardy Amies, ABC of Men’s Fashion (V&A 2008, first published in 1964): https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/abc-of-men-s-fashion-94479.html Hardy Amies, Still Here: An Autobiography (Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1984) Hardy Amies, The Englishman’s Suit (Quartet Books 2013, first published in 1994):...

Duration:00:25:36

Black Narcissus & Asta Nielsen

12/8/2018
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We discuss the power of costume in Powell & Pressburger’s 1947 film Black Narcissus and the amazing silent film actress Asta Nielsen. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (directors), Black Narcissus (1947): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039192/ Reviews of Black Narcissus: http://www.powell-pressburger.org/Reviews/47_BN/index.html Asta Nielsen, Die schweigende Muse (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1979, first published 1945/46) Asta Nielsen's page on Women Film Pioneers Project:...

Duration:00:25:45

Atelier E.B & Politicising Fashion

12/1/2018
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We discuss the wonderful Atelier E.B: Passer-by exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, and wonder about the ethics of using people’s fashion choices for targeting political propaganda. See links below. Atelier E.B: Passer-by at Serpentine Gallery (2018-19): https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/atelier-eb-passer Atelier E.B: Passer-by exhibition guide (2018): https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/files/downloads/1636.serp_atelier_e.b_guide_aw_no_crops.pdf Eric Newton, 'First...

Duration:00:39:29

Jessie Redmon Fauset & Eating Beauty

11/24/2018
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We talk about Jessie Redmon Fauset's 1928 novel Plum Bun and the affinities between the sense of taste and fashion and beauty. See links below. Jessie Redmon Fauset, Plum Bun (1928): http://www.beacon.org/Plum-Bun-P136.aspx Jacquelyn Y. Mclendon, The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen (1995): https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/2892 Smithsonian, The Scurlocks and Black Washington (2009):...

Duration:00:30:18