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Dress: Fancy: The Podcast About Dressing Up

Dec 22, 2023

In this episode we go behind the scenes at the Met for the Costume Institute’s new exhibition “Women Dressing Women” with curator Melina Plottu, textiles conservator, as our guide. Learn about the process of preparing garments for display and discover the secrets of this extraordinary role that plays such an...

Dec 8, 2023

In this episode we explore the life and work of iconic artist, Lee Miller, in anticipation of the new film starring Kate Winslet.


Nov 17, 2023

Today’s episode takes us to the Museum of London – where the major contribution of Jewish designers in making London an iconic fashion city is recognised in a new exhibtion. Revealing the stories of Jewish fashion makers who became industry leaders, founded retail chains still familiar on the high street today,...

Nov 3, 2023

This episode celebrates a new exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum here in London: “The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit” with curator, writer and broadcaster Amber Butchart. Discover how textiles have played a key role in the art of propaganda throughout the...

Oct 20, 2023

You can trust Lucy Clayton to take you to some dark places each Halloween but this year, we bring you the ultimate guide to Goth. Author Cathi Unsworth has written the definitive history of Goth and joins us to talk music, eyeliner and icons of this spookiest of genres.