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With over 8 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common: everyday, we all get dressed. Join fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary in celebrating the who, what, when of why we wear throughout history and around the world.

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With over 8 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common: everyday, we all get dressed. Join fashion historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary in celebrating the who, what, when of why we wear throughout history and around the world.

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English


Episodes

Dressed Classic: Rewriting History, an interview with Fabiola Jean-Louis

12/9/2023
This week we revisit a conversation with one of our favorite contemporary artists, Fabiola Jean-Louis, who rewrites history by photographing women of color in the historic silhouettes she painstakingly recreates from paper. Jean-Louis' work is currently on view at both The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:53:13

Dressed Classic: A History of Glitter

12/4/2023
This week we revisit our most popular Dressed episode ever! A symbol of glitz, glamour and celebration, we bring you a special holiday edition on the history of glitter. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:53

'Tis the Season III: History's Gift Hits (And Misses)

11/30/2023
Join us for our now annual holiday party where we 'exchange' some of their favorite gifts from fashion's past and present. Gifts you can gift! What Women Wore to the Revolutionbookshelf18th Century Beauty Box 18th Century Beauty Spots Pressed flower dye kit Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesOur Instagram Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:56

The Battle of Versailles: 50 Years Later with "Halstonette" Chris Royer

11/28/2023
This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of American fashion's greatest moments: the Battle of Versailles. "Halstonette" Chris Royer joins us to discuss her first hand account of modeling in the now legendary fashion face-off between French haute couture and American design. Want more Battle of Versailles? The King of Sexy Cling: An Interview with Stephen Burrows The Magic of 1970s Fashion with Pat Cleveland, Part IPart IIInvisible Beauty: An Interview with Bethann Hardison Eleanor Lambert: Empress of 7th Avenue The Battle of Versailles, An Interview with Robin Givhan The Battle of Versailles Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:49:02

Fashion History Now #59

11/23/2023
It's official!!! In today's episode we announce the launch of Dressed: The School of Fashion, chat about Prada's upcoming trip to the moon and recommend some fashion history newsletters to follow. Recommendations: What Women Wore to the Revolution, Part IIKEA's Designer Towel Skirt Fashion Newsletters: Laura Beltran Rubio Laura McLaws Helm Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:18

Jane Austen's Wardrobe, an interview with Dr. Hilary Davidson

11/21/2023
Have you ever pondered, 'but, what would Jane Austen wear?' We have all the answers for you in this episode, as Dr. Hilary Davidson joins us to talk about her two books: Dress in the Age of Jane Austen and Jane Austen's Wardrobe. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:40

Fashion History Now #58

11/16/2023
In today's episode, we answer some listener mail about what is and what isn't fast fashion, discuss the documentary Unboxing Shein and chat about the latest news from The Met's Costume Institute. Recommended: Fashion Revolution Transparency Index Good On You The True Cost documentary Unboxing Shein Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:43

Ann Lowe: American Couturier, an interview with Elizabeth Way

11/14/2023
Custom couturier to brides, debutantes and American socialites, including Jacqueline Bouvier and Marjorie Merriweather Post, The Saturday Evening Post once called Ann Lowe "society's best kept secret." Today, we explore the true breadth of Lowe's career with fashion curator Elizabeth Way who joins us to speak about her exhibition Ann Lowe: American Couturier, which is currently on view through January 7, 2024 at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Recommended reading: Way, Elizabeth, ed. Ann Lowe: American Couturier, New York: Rizzoli Electra, 2023. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:14

Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion with Mitchell S. Jackson

11/9/2023
Just as fashion is more than pretty clothes, basketball is more than just a game. Pulitzer Prize winning author Mitchell S. Jackson joins us to discuss why the relationship between fashion and basketball matters historically and today. Purchase Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion Mitchell's website Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:34

Invisible Beauty: An Interview with Bethann Hardison

11/7/2023
Fashion luminary and trailblazing model, agent and activist Bethann Hardison joins us to discuss her life and legacy as explored in the new documentary Invisible Beauty. More on the documentary Invisible Beauty Bethann's websiteOur Battle of Versailles interview with Robin GivanWant more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:51:40

Fashioned by Sargent, an interview with Dr. Erica Hirshler, part 2

11/2/2023
In part two of our 2-part episode on the MFA Boston's exhibition Fashioned by Sargent, art historian Dr. Erica Hirshler re-joins us to speak about some of Sargent's most famous works including Madame X and his sensuous portraits of male style icons of the day. Recommended reading: Hirshler, Erica, et al eds. Fashioned by Sargent. Boston: MFA Publications, 2023. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:10

Fashioned by Sargent: an interview with Dr. Erica Hirshler, part 1

10/31/2023
All this week, Dr. Erica Hirshler joins us to talk about the sartorial stylings of one of history's great painters of fashion, John Singer Sargent. In part one of this two-part episode, we learn a bit about Sargent's international upbringing and career as well as his sometimes dictatorial role in styling his sitters. The exhibition Fashioned by Sargent is currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through January 15, 2024. Recommended reading: Hirshler, Erica, et al eds. Fashioned by Sargent. Boston: MFA Publications, 2023. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:30

Fashioning the Gilded Age: Tariffs, Thieves, and TV with Dr. Elizabeth L. Block, Part II

10/26/2023
Nothing gets between a woman and her fashion! Dr. Elizabeth Block joins us for part two of our episode on Gilded Age fashion in a discussion on fashionable smuggling, thievery, and the costumes of Gilded Age Season 2! Get your hands on a copy of Dr. Block's book Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion here. Relevant past Dressed episodes: Smuggled in the Bustle: An Interview with Hind Abdul-Jabbar Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:28

Fashioning the Gilded Age: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion with Dr. Elizabeth L. Block, Part I

10/24/2023
Dr. Elizabeth Block joins us to discuss her book Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion which celebrates the lesser known figures behind the international success of the French haute couture in the late 19th century, most notably their elite American clientele who were driving forces of Gilded Age fashion. Get your hands on a copy of Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion here. Relevant past Dressed episodes: The Vanderbilt Ball A Vanderbilt House Party--The Gilded Age Halloween Costumes and Fancy Dress Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:52

What's In Your Closet, Emma P?: Jacques Cartier

10/19/2023
This week we launch a new segment of Dressed! What's In Your Closet episodes will delve into the items in your closets. In our inaugural episode, we investigate listener Emma P's late 1940s jacket by the obscure brand Jacques Cartier. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:53

Let's Party Like it's 1889!: Etiquette of the Fête in Gilded Age New York

10/17/2023
Anticipating the premier of The Gilded Age season 2 next week, we examine the practices and pitfalls of party etiquette of the American elite during the late 19th century. Past Dressed episode: Call Me: The Perils of 19th Century Etiquette Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:53

Fashion History Now #57

10/14/2023
From 19th-century hand-embroidered laundry pillows to the fashion fantasy dreamscapes of Tilda Swinton and Tim Walker, we bring you the latest news from fashion history and fashion history in the making. Recommendations: Laundry pillow @historicembroideryFacekinis A Brief History of SunscreenTriangle Shirtwaist Factory MemorialRemember the Triangle Shirtwaist FactorySinger Sargent Inspired Fashion FantasyOrlando 3000 Years of LongingImpossible Wardrobes Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:09

Fashion History Titles from the Dressed Bookshelf

10/10/2023
We highlight a few of our favorite fashion history titles from the hundreds on the Dressed bookshelf. Books discussed in today's episode: Chinese Dress in Detail China Adorned: Ritual and Custom of Ancient Cultures Patchwork: A World TourFashion Before Plus-Size: Bodies, Bias and the Birth of an Industry Creating African Fashion Histories: Politics, Museums, and Sartorial PracticesVintage Fashion: A Complete Sourcebook How to Be Fabulous: Sustainable, Second-Hand Style on a Shoestring Fashioning Submission: Documenting Fashion, Taste and Identity in WW2 Italy through “Bellezza” Magazine The World According to Lee McQueenThe World According to Yves Saint LaurentYves Saint Laurent & ArtFashion and the Art of Pochoir Past Dressed episodes discussed in today's episode: The Fabric of Life: An Interview with Gee's Bend Quiltmaker Loretta Pettway BennettA History of Stoutwear, an interview with Dr. Lauren Downing-PetersFashion and the Art of Pochoir Part IPart IIFashion History Now #51: How to Shop for VintageLee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse with Clarissa Esguerra and Michaela HansenFavorite Fashion History BooksFashion History Mystery #59: In Their Own Words: Autobiographies from Fashion's Greats Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:45:12

Wear Next: Fashioning the Future, an interview with Clare Press, part 2

10/6/2023
In part two of our episode with sustainability communicator Clare Press of the podcast Wardrobe Crisis, we discuss a whole host of innovators who are currently plotting fashion's brighter future. Her latest book, Wear Next: Fashioning the Future is out now! Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:54:23

Wear Next: Fashioning the Future, an interview with Clare Press, part 1

10/4/2023
Our favorite fashion activist and fellow podcastress, Clare Press of Wardrobe Crisis, joins us in this first installment of this week's two-part episode discussing her latest book Wear Next: Fashioning the Future. Recommended reading: What's the matter with Shein?! CBS News Time magazine Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf*due to international distribution quirks Wear Next cannot appear on our bookshelf at this time :/ Our Sponsors: * Check out Factor 75 and use my code dressed50 for a great deal: https://www.factor75.com/ * Check out Rakuten: https://www.rakuten.com * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Uncommon Goods and use my code DRESSED for a great deal: www.uncommongoods.com * Check out Yale University Press and use my code DRESSED25 for a great deal: http://versoadvertising.com/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dressed-the-history-of-fashion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:59