Season 9

Sept. 17, 2021

Dress the Baby Halloween Costume Competition

Reflecting on the season that has been, and teasing exciting future developments, Lucy and Ben introduce a frighteningly fun competition for Halloween to keep listeners engaged in the costume drama! Links Follow on Instagram

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Sept. 3, 2021

Code Purple: Costumes & Cavorting with Prince

In this episode, Lucy and Ben are joined by author Casci Ritchie to talk about the life and wardrobe of one of the greatest artists of all time: Prince. Reflecting on gender, race and the role of costume in the …

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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 of him (which is only funny for one!), but the laughter and joy that is inherent in dressing …

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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 paper. As Lucy struggles with her own creativity (paper patterns are harder than they look!), Ben charts the colourful,...

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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 our daily clothing, but which take on new prominence and meaning when …

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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 thirst for vintage couture until the first episode arrives in mid-June: Moth Tales Join Ben in playing …

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