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Dress: Fancy: The Podcast About Dressing Up

Nov 25, 2022

Lucy Clayton is joined by Verity Wilson, author of Dressing Up: A History of Fancy Dress in Britain, for a glorious exploration of the creative and chaotic ways costume plays a role in national identity. Full of inspiring and surprising ideas to recreate at home, this is the ultimate costume party. See the remarkable...


Nov 24, 2022

This year, our Christmas special theme is costume anxiety and the nativity play. Together with a nursery school head teacher, Lucy will be answering your questions about making papier-mâché camels, sourcing the best red reindeer nose, and many more things.

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Nov 11, 2022

Host Lucy Clayton visits artist Stephanie Smart, on location at Worthing Museum, for a masterclass in quilling and a tour of Stephanie’s work – Regency fashions crafted only from paper. In this extraordinary, intimate behind the scenes episode we learn about Stephanie’s creative process, the relationship...


Nov 9, 2022

DRESS:FANCY podcast celebrates the launch of the new season of Netflix’s The Crown with this by popular demand bonus show… following our episode with Eloise Moran of @ladydirevengelooks, host Lucy Clayton interviews her own mother about what it was like to be Princess Diana’s double throughout the 90’s and...


Oct 28, 2022

In this episode we turn our attention to one of the most revered style icons in all the world – Princess Diana.

Join host Lucy Clayton and Eloise Moran, founder of the cult Instagram @ladydirevengelooks and author of “The Lady Di Look Book – What Diana Was Trying to Tell Us With Her Clothes” for a shameless...