Episodes

June 18, 2021

Social Climbing on Gilded Stairs

The Vanderbilt Ball of 1883

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June 7, 2021

Season 9 trailer

Lucy and Ben are back for yet more costume drama, announcing season 9 of the Dress: Fancy podcast, and something to slake your th…

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June 4, 2021

Bare-Faced Cheek: Playboy Undressed

Never slow to come forward, and certainly not shy, Lucy and Ben throw their costumes to the wind this week and talk Playboy. A br…

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Oct. 23, 2020

Dress: Spooky

A Dress: Fancy Halloween Special

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Aug. 14, 2020

Dressing Up In Art

An interview with artist Volker Hermes

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July 31, 2020

You Crazy Fool

The Harlequin and Pierrot in Laughter and Life

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July 24, 2020

The Chiffon Trenches

A Review of Andre Leon Talley’s Memoir

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July 17, 2020

Masqued Realities

The Stuart Court Masque

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July 10, 2020

Vive la Révolution: Make-up Gets Ugly

In this week’s episode, Ben and Lucy are taking their diamanté magnifying glass to the face itself, and thinking about a new fash…

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July 3, 2020

Black Portraiture & the Getty Museum Challenge

interview with Peter Brathwaite

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June 12, 2020

Episode 46: Keep Your Distance

Fashion & Fantasy After the Pandemic

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June 5, 2020

Episode 45: A Truly Splendid Spectacle

Queen Victoria’s Bal Costumé of 1842

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May 29, 2020

Episode 44: Bienvenue, Willkommen, Welcome!

Dress: Fancy Goes to the Cabaret

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May 22, 2020

Episode 43: Hide and Seek

The Power & Provocation of Masks

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May 15, 2020

Episode 42: Thoroughly Modern Molly

Lucy and Ben discuss the bold and beautiful, strong and soft, powerful and playful creations of Molly Goddard

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May 1, 2020

Episode 40: New Kids on the Block

Exploring New York’s Club Kids

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April 24, 2020

Episode 39: Scandalous! Beaton & The Bright Young Things

Lucy and Ben explore the life and times of Cecil Beaton

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April 17, 2020

Episode 38: When Lucy Became Mariella

An interview with Ben about his new book

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Dec. 12, 2019

Episode 37: Viva Victoria! The enduring appeal of Victoriana

In a suitably festive episode, Lucy & Ben consider a form of cultural expression that’s ever relevant: Victoriana. From the costu…

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Dec. 5, 2019

Episode 36: Pharaohnic Fashion: Egypt, Art Deco and Costume

Lucy talks with Egyptologists Dr Colleen Darnell and Professor John Darnell (@vintage_egyptologist) to reflect on the enduring cu…

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Nov. 28, 2019

Episode 35: Playful Pageantry: Costume revelry at the Royal Opera Hou…

Every year from the late-nineteenth century Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House opened its doors for a night of costumed revelry. U…

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Nov. 21, 2019

Episode 34: Gender Bender: Behind the Seams with Craig Green

Gender Bender: Behind the Seams with Craig Green. In this week’s episode, Lucy and Ben begin a new mini-series that looks in-dept…

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