Season 5

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 and cultural impact of fashion’s Enfant Terrible after watching his eponymous Fashion Freak Show at the South …

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Aug. 9, 2019

Episode 29: Still Standing: The Costumes and Curation of Elton John

In an especially glittering episode, Lucy and Ben discuss the costumes (off stage and on) of the inimitable Rocket Man, Elton John. Reviewing the Star’s sartorial choices decade-by-decade, and comparing them to Julian Day’s interpretations in the rece

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July 29, 2019

Episode 28: Into the Pleasure Garden - The RA Summer Show Lates Event

Getting into the summer spirit in central London, Lucy and Ben re-join the Royal Academy for another Lates costumed extravaganza. Talking with revellers, hosting the Georgian Moonlit Promenade and, most importantly, bestowing rosettes on the very best of

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July 22, 2019

Episode 27: Indulging Imaginations: Picnicking with the Jane Austen P…

In Pride and Prejuduce Jane Austen extolled the virtues of indulging the imagination ‘in every possible way’. With this in mind, Lucy and Ben joined members of the Jane Austen Pineapple Appreciation Society (JAPAS) for a costumed picnic at the …

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July 15, 2019

Episode 26: Stylish Sketches: Manga Lates at the British Museum

Lucy and Ben record live from the front row at the British Museum, listening in on Grayson Perry as he talks with Kensai Yamamoto, and dissecting the fashion and cosplay catwalks inspired by the Museum’s current, must-see Manga exhibition. Interviews …

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July 8, 2019

Episode 25: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

On Saturday 20 July, Dress: Fancy will be hosting a costumed parade at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show Lates event. The theme, excitingly, is ‘Georgian Pleasure Garden’... To prepare for the festivities, Lucy and Ben provide an essential guide

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