Fashion Fads from History: Live On or Leave to the Past?
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
8h ago
In the wonderful and often bizarre world of fashion fads from history, we ask the question: which should live on to wear another day and which should be left to history? Recommended resources: Bedazzled Beetles Hobble Skirt Painted knees Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion?  Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion history titles 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 ..read more
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Mildred Blount: The Girl with the Golden Fingers, an interview with Taylor Bythewood-Porter
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
6d ago
An exceptionally famous milliner in her day, the life and career of Mildred Blount has been somewhat lost to history. Curator Taylor Bythewood-Porter joins us to shine a light on the first African-American to be admitted to the Motion Pictures Costumers Union and her glorious on-screen creations for films including Gone With the Wind and Gigi as well as her offscreen successes designing hats for Hollywood stars and Harlem high society. Want more Dressed: The History of Fashion?  Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 120 of our fa ..read more
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Madam C.J. Walker: An Interview with A’Lelia Bundles
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
1w ago
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 by A’Lelia Bundles  Madam C.J. Walker’s website  A’Lelia Bundles website Want m ..read more
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Women Dressing Women, an interview with Mellissa Huber and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, part I
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
2w ago
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?  Our website Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 120 of our favorite fashion history titles ..read more
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Handmade in NYC: The Art of Flower Making with Adam Brand of M&S Schmalberg
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
3w ago
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 classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion history titles 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 ..read more
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Handmade in NYC: The Art of Pleating with George Kalajian of Tom's Sons International Pleating
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
3w ago
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?  Our website and classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion history titles Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a ..read more
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Dressing to Undress, an interview with Dita Von Teese, part 2
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
1M ago
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 t ..read more
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Dressing to Undress, an interview with Dita Von Teese, part 1
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
1M ago
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 t ..read more
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Dressed Classic: The Origin of the Poodle Skirt
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
1M ago
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 classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion history titles 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-Ou ..read more
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Dressed Classic: The Incredible Origin of Cat-Eye Glasses
Dressed: The History of Fashion
by Dressed Media
1M ago
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 classes Our Instagram Our bookshelf with over 100 of our favorite fashion history titles 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 & Op ..read more
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