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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.

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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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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English


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Rose Bertin, Fashion and the Reign of Marie Antoinette: an Interview with Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

4/24/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:03

The King of Fashion: Paul Poiret

4/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:47:09

Elizabeth Keckly: “Thirty Years a Slave” to White House Dressmaker

4/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:38:46

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

4/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:32:45

Elizabeth Hawes: Fashion Rebel

3/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:44:55

The Body: Fashion & Physique, an interview with Emma McClendon

3/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:51:11

Branded: A History of Designer Logos

3/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:12

Freeing the Body: The Birth of Modern Dress

3/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:26

Founding Father of Haute Couture: Charles Frederick Worth

2/27/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:07

Dressed: Episode Zero

2/23/2018
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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. Tune in on February 27th for the first episode.

Duration:00:04:47

Introducing Dressed: The History of Fashion

2/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:02:03

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