Selected Shorts

Geography and Time

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A little gender-bending.



Is Fashion Week Even About the Clothes?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Yes and no. As the fall collections wrap up, New York Magazine's Stella Bugbee reflects on what they meant, what draws her to a designer and how critical those models really are. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Style over Substance: The Influence and Importance of Black Fashion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pratt professor & designer Adrienne Jones and ESPN's Scoop Jackson discuss the paradox of black fashion: a lot of influence...but not a lot of corporate power.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston’s Blizzards; Possible Sandy Fraud & the Black Fashion Paradox

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Possible Sandy insurance fraud; the black fashion paradox; how Bostonians are coping with all that snow; NJ blue laws and why great acting is about so much more than just entertainment. 


Deeply Crazy and Incredibly Freezing: A Dispatch From Fashion Week

Monday, February 16, 2015

Arctic temperatures aren't stopping the stiletto-clad fashion hordes from descending on New York this week. Stella Bugbee, editorial director of The Cut, takes us inside the ride.

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Celebrities Gasp at Hidden Orchestra in Paris Fashion Show

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show.
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The Takeaway

The Startorialist: Runway to Outer Space

Friday, January 02, 2015

Commercial space travel is just a few solar orbits away. Do you have everything you need? More importantly, what are you gonna wear? Join us for a special on fashion in outer space.
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Fishko Files

Edith Head

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Movie legend Edith Head was, for decades, Hollywood’s most visible costume designer-- with nearly 1000 films to her credit as well as more Oscars than any other female. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

High-End Modesty

Monday, November 24, 2014

Trendy, Hasidic and fashion aren't words you typically hear together, but clothing company Mimu Maxi promotes fashionable, modest clothing that women of various religions are embracing.

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Now in Brooklyn: A High Tech Knitting Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Pratt Institute is opening a business fashion accelerator and production facility in south Williamsburg.


The Takeaway

It Started as Two Handkerchiefs and Some Ribbon

Monday, November 03, 2014

A hundred years ago today, a young socialite named Mary Phelps Jacob received the first patent for the modern bra, creating a radical shift in the way women dress.

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The Fashion of Death

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores the cultural implications of mourning fashions from 1815 to 1915.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The exhibition includes more than 160 artfully crafted high heels from the 17th century through today and explores how the heel became an iconic object of desire.

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High Heels: The Art and History of Objects of Desire and Torture

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the high-heeled shoe's enduring place in the popular imagination.


Studio 360

The Rise and Rise of Tavi Gevinson

Friday, September 05, 2014

Before she had even started high school, Tavi Gevinson’s style blog won her fame in the fashion world (and got her funny looks in math class). Now she’s about to become a Broadway star.

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It Takes Some 'Next-Level' Theatrics to Stand Out at Fashion Week

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Crazy clothes don't do it anymore. The traditional fashion event is now seeing star-studded performances and elaborate architecture as designers try to widen their audience.


PRI's The World

Elvis lives — in a small town near Jerusalem

Friday, August 22, 2014

Every August, patrons flock to The Elvis Inn to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. This year, with attention focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, organizers wondered whether anyone would show up. But come they did.



250 Years' Worth of Bras and Panties

Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Exposed: A History of Lingerie" at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology looks at what women have worn — and now wear — under their clothes.



Dress Doctors

Friday, July 25, 2014

With the American History Guys



23 Reminders That It's Officially Jorts Season

Friday, June 20, 2014

The weather doesn't have to get much above 70 degrees in New York for jorts to come out of storage, and for jorts journalism to kick into thigh gear. Herewith, a reintroduction to the divisive denim trend and a selection of our favorite looks.