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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

Madam C.J. Walker: An Interview with A’Lelia Bundles

2/21/2024
In the early years of the twentieth century, Madam C.J. Walker built an international, Black hair care empire from the ground floor up, transforming herself from a laundry work making $1.50 a day to the woman Guinness World Records identifies as the “first self-made millionairess.” This week, we learn all about her extraordinary life in an interview with her biographer—and great, great granddaughter—A’Lelia Bundles. Recommended Resources: On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker website website Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:01:00:54

Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber, part II

2/15/2024
In part II of our episode on The Costume Institute's exhibition Women Dressing Women, co-curator Mellissa Huber takes us behind the scenes and shines a light on some of the invisible labor which does into mounting a major fashion in a museum. Can't make the show? Grab a copy of the amazing exhibition catalog here! Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:19:10

Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, part I

2/13/2024
This week we are joined by Mellissa Huber and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, curators of The Costume Institute's exhibition Women Dressing Women, which is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through March 10, 2024. The exhibition explores more than 100 years of fashion history via the work of women designers and centers their contributions to the industry at large. Can't make the show? Grab a copy of the amazing exhibition catalog here! Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:58:08

Handmade in NYC: The Art of Flower Making with Adam Brand of M&S Schmalberg

2/8/2024
Fourth generation flower maker Adam Brand takes us behind the scenes of his family's business M&S Schmalberg. Founded by his family in 1916, the company is the last of its kind in America. M&S Schmalberg's website and Instagram Etsy store with a 20% discount just for Dressed listeners! Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classesOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:42:03

Handmade in NYC: The Art of Pleating with George Kalajian of Tom's Sons International Pleating

2/6/2024
Fifth generation master pleater George Kalajian’s family has been perfecting the art of the pleat since the 19th century. He joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of his family’s renowned pleating enterprise Tom’s Sons International Pleating, a staple of New York City’s Garment District since the 1970s. Tom's Sons International Pleating's website and Instagram Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:43:25

Dressing to Undress, an interview with Dita Von Teese, part 2

2/1/2024
Our favorite vedette, Dita Von Teese, joins us this for part 2 of our conversation this week to chat about being the first-ever guest star at Paris' legendary cabaret, the Crazy House and her current residency in Las Vegas. Her show Dita Las Vegas: A Jubilant Revue is onstage now at the Jubilee Theater, formerly home to iconic acts including Frank Sinatra as well as the showgirl review Jubilee, which ran for 40 years. Dita chats with us about reviving many of the original Jubilee costumes which were designed by Bob Mackie in the 1970s. Past Dressed episodes of interest: Fashion and the Showgirl, part 1 Fashion and the Showgirl, part 2 Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:30:41

Dressing to Undress, an interview with Dita Von Teese, part 1

1/30/2024
We are kicking off our seventh season of Dressed in spectacular style as we are joined all this week by the one and only Dita Von Teese! A longtime vintage collector and star of the neo-burlesque scene, Dita's impact on contemporary visual culture cannot be underestimated. In part one of this two-part episode, we chat about her relationship with vintage style on and off stage and some of the amazing designers she works with to create her unique brand of unparalleled glamour. Past Dressed episodes of interest: The Origin of the Poodle Skirt The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses Fashion and the Showgirl, part 1 Fashion and the Showgirl, part 2 Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:39:27

Dressed Classic: The Origin of the Poodle Skirt

1/25/2024
This week's mini-sode from the Dressed archive explores the story of Juli Lynne Charlot who created an instantly recognizable 1950s classic: the poodle skirt. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classesOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:16:59

Dressed Classic: The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses

1/24/2024
What do millionaires, harlequins and cigarettes have to do with the iconic cat-eye frame? Tune into this fascinating episode from the Dressed archive to find out. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classesOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:27:57

Dressed Classic: A History of the Paper Pattern Industry

1/18/2024
This week we revisit our 2020 episode dedicated to the work of costume designer, fashion historian and expert on the history of paper patterns, Joy Spanabel Emery, who for many years also served as the Curator of the Commercial Pattern Archive at the University of Rhode Island. Her book A History of the Pattern Pattern: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution is considered a definitive work on the topic, which we know is near and dear to many of our listeners' hearts! Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:45:53

Dressed Classic: For the Love of Fashion, an interview with Hamish Bowles

1/16/2024
This week we revisit our episode with fashion historian, couture collector, museum curator, author and Vogue Global Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles. He joined us in 2020 to share the childhood origins of his passion for fashion history and the building blocks of his extraordinary life and career. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:49:29

Dressed Classic, Fashion History Mystery #52: Driving Fashion

1/12/2024
This week we explore the symbiotic relationships between modern women, fashion, and cars at the dawn of the twentieth century. Recommended reading: Dorothy Levitt's 1909 guidebook FIDM's "Traveling Duster" blogA'Lelia Bundles's On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. WalkerGeorgine Clarsen's Eat My Dust: Early Women ModeristsEmily Remus's A Shoppers’ Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classesOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:32:38

Dressed Turns 7!

1/10/2024
We have are having a launch party to celebrate the 7th season of Dressed and YOU are invited! On January 28th, join us live online to hear all about upcoming guests and episodes, learn about our new roster of Dressed online classes, as well as trips and tours coming your way in 2024. We will have prize giveaways and a live Q&A where you can ask us your most burning fashion history questions. Join us here! Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.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:00:01:42

Dressed Classic, Fashion History Mystery 42: Hook, Line, and Sink-Her, a History of Fishnets

1/9/2024
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: History of Hand-KnittingFab Fishnet Images from the 1950s/60s Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? Our website and classesOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:30:21

Dressed Classic: Mend!, an interview with Kate Sekules

1/4/2024
Today we revisit our 2020 episode with Kate Sekules who joined us to chat about her book Mend!: A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto which details the history of mending, contemporary visible mending practices and offers tips and techniques to get readers started on their own mending adventures. You can find more on Kate's work at visiblemending.com. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:01:00:05

Dressed Classic: What the Tux?: an interview with Dr. Chloe Chapin

1/2/2024
On the heels of New Year's Day, we revisit the 2019 episode on the history of not only men's suits and formalwear, but specifically the tuxedo. Congrats to our friend Chloe Chapin, who since this episode first aired, is now officially Dr. Chapin! Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:52:29

Dressed Classic: The Red Dress Embroidery Project with Artist Kirstie Macleod

12/28/2023
We revisit our interview with artist Kirstie Macleod who joined us in 2021 to share the stories behind The Red Dress Project, her then eleven year collaboration empowering women artisans from around the world to share their stories through embroidery. Fast forward to today and the now 14 year old project includes millions of stitches from the work of 380 embroiders from 51 countries. Recommended resources: websiteInstagramwebsite Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:35:11

Dressed Classic: A History of the Vietnamese Nail Salon with Filmmaker Adele Pham

12/27/2023
We revisit our episode with filmmaker Adele Pham, who joined us in 2021 to discuss her documentary film Nailed It, which explores the history and influence of Vietnamese American nail salons. Recommended link here Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteclassesInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:44:02

Dressed Classic: Norma Kamali is Invincible, part 2

12/21/2023
This week we revisit our two-part episode with one of fashion's living legends, Norma Kamali, whose work has defined the American fashion scene for five decades. In this second part, Norma speaks about rebuilding her business after divorce and creative spaces in fashion in the wake of the pandemic. Recommended Reading: Kamali, Norma and Susan Brown. Norma Kamali: I am Invincible. New York: Abrams, 2021. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteInstagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:26:40

Dressed Classic: Norma Kamali is Invincible, part 1

12/19/2023
This week we revisit our two-part episode with one of fashion's living legends, Norma Kamali, whose work has defined the American fashion scene for five decades. From her education as a fashion illustrator to building her brand from the ground up--not once--but twice, Kamali shares her thoughts on life, love and style. Recommended Reading: Kamali, Norma and Susan Brown. Norma Kamali: I am Invincible. New York: Abrams, 2021. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion? websiteOur Instagrambookshelf Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Wooga: https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey 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:00:44:05