Episodes

Aug. 25, 2021

Dressed x Dress: Fancy Go Through the Looking Glass

Alice in Wonderland and Fashion History

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Aug. 13, 2021

Dressing for Laughs: Comedy in Costume

This episode puts the gags front and centre. We don’t mean the effortless banter between Lucy and Ben, or her relentless teasing …

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July 30, 2021

Paper Dreams: Costumes from Crêpe

Inspired by a listener’s costume design project, this episode explores the possibilities – and problems – of dressing up with pap…

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July 16, 2021

Head to Toe: Costume on the Extremities

In this episode, the stars of the show are the bits of the human body - from heads down to toes – that tend to get neglected in o…

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July 1, 2021

Episode 30: Get Your Freak On – The Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak …

Another excursion for the Dress: Fancy duo this week, and a true ‘end of season’ extravaganza, as Lucy and Ben review the career …

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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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