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With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed. Join Dressed as we explore the social and cultural histories behind the who, what, when of why we wear. Continue Reading >>
With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed. Join Dressed as we explore the social and cultural histories behind the who, what, when of why we wear. << Show Less
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Fashion and Textiles at the Wiener Werkstätte Undeniably one of the most important design collectives of the Modern era, today we discuss the fashion and textile production at the Wiener Werkstätte.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Snippet of Tudor Fashion, an interview with Eleri Lynn, part 1 Learn about Tudor Fashion from expert, Eleri Lynn. Check out the full episode on their station page
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Fashion and Textiles at the Wiener Werkstätte Undeniably one of the most important design collectives of the Modern era, today we discuss the fashion and textile production at the Wiener Werkstätte.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Klimt's Muse: The Fashions of Emilie Flöge Emilie Flöge may best be remembered as the long-time companion of artist Gustav Klimt, but this week we explore her work as a fashion designer and dress reformer in early 20th century Vienna. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kim, Marilyn, and Why Preserving Historical Fashion Matters with Sarah Scaturro The recent public outcry surrounding Kim Kardashian's wearing of Marilyn Monroe's dress introduced many to the field of fashion conservation for the first time. In light of the controversy, leading conservator Sarah Scaturro joins us to talk about why the preservation of historical dress matters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Preserving Fashion's Past, Present, Future with Conservator Sarah Scaturro Sarah Scaturro, Chief Conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, takes us behind the seams of museums to talk about the intricate and fascinating job of fashion conservation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Claire McCardell: The Girl Who Defied Dior, part 2 In part-two of our exploration of the career of American fashion designer Claire McCardell, we discuss her work during WWII which yeilded some of her most iconic designs.
Additional Reading:

Nolf, Nancy and Kohle Yohannan. Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism. New York: Abrams, 1998.
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Claire McCardell: The Girl Who Defied Dior, part 1 Called the "designer's designer," Claire McCardell turned the American fashion industry on its head starting in the 1930s with her fresh modern take on sportwear. This week we examine her career and legacy in a two-part episode.
Additional Reading:

Nolf, Nancy and Kohle Yohannan. Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism. New York: Abrams, 1998.
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Dressed Classic: From Russia With Love: Valentina One of American fashion's first famous designers wasn't American at all. Meet Valentina Schlee, the intoxicatingly beautiful Russian lover of Greta Garbo who lied about nearly everything.
Additional Reading:

Ballard, Bettina. In My Fashion. New York: D. McKay Co, 1960.
Yohannan, Kohle. Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity. New York: Rizzoli, 2009.
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Shocking!: Elsa Schiaparelli Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most unique voices fashion has ever seen. Her penchant for daring designs was often inspired by her close friendships with Surrealist artists. We look at the life and legacy of the enigmatic designer in celebration of the opening of the exhibit “Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
ADDITIONAL READING:

Berenson, Marisa. Elsa Schiaparelli’s Private Album. London: Double-Barreled Books, 2014.
Blum, Dilys E. Shocking!: The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003.
Schiaparelli, Elsa. Hommage à Elsa Schiaparelli. Paris: Musée de la Mode et du Costume, 1984.
Schiaparelli, Elsa. Shocking Life: the Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli. London: V&A, 2007.
White, Palmer. Elsa Schiaparelli: Empress of Paris Fashion. New York: Rizzoli, 1986.
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Fashion History Now #41: Haute Couture Week with Eric Darnell Pritchard Dior, Schiaparelli, van Herpen oh my! Eric Darnell Pritchard joins Dressed to discuss all things Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2022/2023.
Recommended Media:

https://www.ericdarnellpritchard.com
https://hautecouture.fhcm.paris/en/
https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2022-couture
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