Jacki Lyden

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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Almost 60 million Americans have a permanent disability, but the fashion industry hasn't tapped into that market. Activists and designers are trying to change that, a signature and a stitch at a time.


Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion Week

Thursday, July 16, 2015

This week was the debut of New York Fashion Week: Men's. Sixty designers and some big-name sponsors showed up. Jacki Lyden went behind the scenes for The Seams, our series about clothing as culture.


Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

Saturday, May 09, 2015

From corsets and codpieces to shapewear and Spanx, people have tried to change their silhouettes for centuries. From The Seams, Jacki Lyden takes us on a sartorial tour of shapewear.


Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Lagos, Iké Udé's family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer's work.


How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.


'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A new biography by Meryle Secrest looks at the troubled life of designer Elsa Schiaparelli — renowned as the Queen of Fashion, a glamorous innovator whose career never recovered from World War II.


For 'Women In Clothes,' It's Not What You Wear, It's Why You Wear It

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A new book collects stories that link clothing with intimacy, emotion and memory: how moms dressed before they had kids, favorite outfits and, of course, garment envy.


A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Handmade rebozos and huipiles are staples of traditional Mexican attire. Designer Carla Fernández re-imagines those garments for runways in Tokyo and Amsterdam.


Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.


Prolific Pop Lyricist Gerry Goffin Dies At 75

Friday, June 20, 2014

Along with his musical partner and onetime wife, Carole King, Gerry Goffin wrote such Top 40 hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Up on the Roof."


The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met

Thursday, May 08, 2014

After a two-year renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is reopening with an exhibit on the work of Charles James, who is now obscure, but considered America's first couturier.


'Baby Jane' Holzer's Flight From High Society To Warhol Superstar

Saturday, March 15, 2014

In the 1960s, model and socialite Jane Holzer was bigger than Paris Hilton, had far more elegance than Kim Kardashian and was on tons of magazine covers.


The Ebony Fashion Fair: Changing History On The Catwalk

Saturday, February 15, 2014

For 50 years, Ebony magazine toured traveling fashion shows around the country. The models knew how to captivate from the catwalk and helped fashion the dreams and aspirations of the black women who flocked to their shows.


Violence Abroad Threatens Students, As Do Guns At U.S. Schools

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Suicide bombings like the one that killed two university colleagues in Kabul prompt many Americans to tell themselves they're safe from targeted violence in the U.S. We know that isn't true, says NPR's Jacki Lyden.


Poems As 'Stepping Stones': Remembering Seamus Heaney

Sunday, September 01, 2013

The poet Seamus Heaney died Friday. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and has been described as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats." Heaney was 74 years old. Host Jacki Lyden spoke to Heaney in 2008, and has this remembrance.


'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shahnameh is the Persian Odyssey, with ancient legends and myths put into verse. A new English language version brings the 1,000-year-old text into the modern age, with ornate recompositions of Persian miniature paintings.

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Florida's Highwaymen Painted Idealized Landscapes In Jim Crow South

Saturday, August 10, 2013

In the Jim Crow Florida of the 1960's a group of young African-American landscape painters became famous for their art. They also made a lot of money selling oil paintings that depicted an idealized, candy-colored Florida of palms and beaches, and sleepy inlets. These young painters came to be known as the Highwaymen, and they painted thousands of these paintings until the market was saturated and the whole genre vanished. Host Jacki Lyden traveled to Florida and explored their fascinating story. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on Sept. 19, 2012.)

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Audio As Art At New York Exhibit

Saturday, August 10, 2013

NPR's Jacki Lyden discusses the new sound art exhibit opening Saturday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Featuring 16 young contemporary artists, the gallery explores sounds from abandoned buildings to underwater insects.


Bespoke Suits And Perfect Cravats At 'Dandy' Exhibit

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Dandies are much more than just Yankee Doodle, and an exhibit this summer at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum celebrates these men at the cutting edge of fashion and design — from Beau Brummell to Mark Twain and beyond.


Egyptian Protesters Demand Morsi's Ouster

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cairo's streets are flooded with hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters, demanding the resignation of President Mohammed Morsi. The president's Islamist supporters are also out in force.