Right Now in Dressed: The History of Fashion

This week we answer a listener question about the origin of poka dots, by diving all the way back to the Middle Ages' taboo about wearing spots. 

A History of Stoutwear, an interview with Dr. Lauren Downing Peters

Dubbed "stoutwear" at the turn of the 20th century, Dr. Lauren Downing Peters joins us this week to discuss the history of plus-size fashion.

Fashion History Mystery #5: Thierry Mugler

Following Cardi B's stunning vintage ensembles at the 2019 Grammys, we answer the question posed by many listeners: Who is Thierry Mugler?

Finding Beauty, an Interview with Photographer Tony Vaccaro

This week, we talk to the photographer Tony Vaccaro about his prolific seventy-plus year career photographing fashion, celebrity and World War. His subjects include Dovima, Verushka, Hubert de Givenchy, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O'Keefe.

Fashion History Mystery #4: To Wear or Not to Wear?

This week Cassidy and April address the question: when is it ok to wear historical clothing and how to preserve our family heirlooms. 

Historical Costuming with American Duchess

It is one thing to study the history of fashion, it is another thing entirely to wear it! This week we meet historical costumers Lauren and Abby, the women behind the historical shoe company and blog American Duchess.

Fashion History Mystery #3: Fashion History at the Oscars!

This week, April and Cassidy discuss all things Oscars' fashion!

Cult Style:  an interview with Sarah Byrd

Where do belief and and clothing intersect? This week we speak to Sarah Byrd about the clothing choices of some of America's fringe religious groups.

Fashion History Mystery: Favorite Fashion Books

This week Cassidy and April share their favorite fashion history books of all time!

Fashion and Flight: Pioneering Aviatrixes, an interview with Katharine Dorny

In the 1920s, the fearless women that took to the skies became celebrities overnight. How did the media spotlight shape early aviatrixes relationship to fashion and flight?

Fashion History Mystery:  How To Become a Fashion Historian

We answer your questions in our Thursday Fashion History Mystery minisodes! This week we answer the question several of you have posed: 'how do you become a fashion historian?' 

Dior: From Paris to the World, an interview with Florence Müller

Just in time for Fashion Week, Dressed is back for Season 2 with a behind-the-scenes look at Denver Art Museum's exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World. We are joined by the exhibition's curator and foremost Dior expert Florence Müller.

What the Tux?: a History of the Tuxedo, an interview with Chloe Chapin

Ever wonder why "acceptable" forms of dress for men are so prescriptive? So formulaic? In this episode we speak to Chloe Chapin about the origins of men's suits and the tuxedo specifically.

Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part II

In part two of this two part series, we continue to explore the history of the black dandy into the 20th and 21st centuries with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. 

Black Dandyism: a Cultural History, an interview with Monica L. Miller, Part I

In this illuminating two-part series, we explore the cultural history of black dandyism with Monica L. Miller, author of the book Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. 

Fashion Lovers: Dorothy Todd & Madge Garland

From 1922 to 1926, lovers Dorothy Todd and Madge Garland transformed British Vogue into a forum for artists, writers and other luminaries of the modernist--and queer--avant-garde.

Balenciaga: The Master of Us All, an interview with Miren Arzalluz

This week Miren Arzalluz, Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris, joins us to discuss the "master of us all," Cristóbal Balenciaga.

The Battle of Versailles, an interview with Robin Givhan

This week marks the 45th anniversary of one of American fashion's greatest moments. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan joins us to discuss a legendary fashion face-off between French haute couture and American design.

Bloomerism and Feminism, in Conversation with Stuff Mom Never Told You

Ladies in pants, oh my! We recently had the pleasure of joining Anney Reese on Stuff Mom Never Told You to discuss the history of the short-lived "Bloomerism" movement of the 19th century and its continued importance to feminism today.

Rebel Threads, an interview with Roger Burton, part II **Bonus Episode**

In 1979, Roger Burton worked with punk style innovators Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McClaren to design their boutique World's End. The couple soon went their separate ways but were reunited at Burton's 1993 exhibition of their work Vive le Punk.