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99% Invisible

119- Feet of Engineering

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

As a fashion object and symbol, the high heel shoe is weighted with meaning. It’s also weighted with the wearer’s entire body weight. The stiletto might be one of the only designs that is physically painful but has somehow has persisted for centuries.

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WNYC News

The Greatest Unknown Master of Design

Saturday, May 10, 2014

 British designer Charles James was celebrated in his lifetime, but holds cult status only in fashion circles.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Judith Thurman on fashion writing.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Judith Thurman on fashion writing.

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Gabfest Radio

The Plight Of The Oscars

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: what’s going on with Russia and Ukraine, the always polarizing spectacle that is the Academy Awards, and what’s new in the ever-changing fashion world.

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WNYC News

Black Designers Get the Spotlight in New Pratt Show

Friday, February 07, 2014

The work of LaQuan Smith and Byron Lars - who've dressed Rihanna and Michelle Obama - is part of a New York exhibit highlighting black fashion designers.

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WNYC News

De Blasio To Fashion Industry: I'm One of You

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The fashion industry may have found a champion in Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor kicks off his first Fashion Week.

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WNYC News

Gaultier's Corsets for Madonna, Now in a Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pop star Madonna's pointy corsets are now museum material. They are part of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier's new show at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Soundcheck

Simon Doonan On Madonna, Fashion's 'Patron Saint'

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Simon Doonan -- writer, fashion commentator and Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys -- joins us to discuss the Material Girl’s influence on fashion.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ethics and Fashion; Alan Alda and "Brains on Trial"; Love Survived WWII in Hungary; Kirk Johnson's List Project

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Five months ago, a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 1,000 garment workers. We’ll find out how the fashion industry has been changing how overseas workers are treated. Alan Alda and neurologist Bea Luna talk about how developments in neuroscience could change criminal trials. We’ll hear one woman’s story of how her parents’ love survived war and the Holocaust. And Kirk Johnson describes going to Baghdad in 2005 with USAID, his struggles with depression and PTSD, and how he’s now trying to help Iraqis find refuge in the United States.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Ethics in Fashion

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, talks about what’s changed in the garment industry since the devastating fire in Bangladesh earlier this year, and, just in time for NY fashion week, look at the growth of eco-friendly, worker-friendly fashion trends.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Working Class Slag from a Crap Town Edition

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and John Swansburg discuss the Joe Swanberg film "Drinking Buddies," Laura Helmuth's piece on the impact of longevity on humanity, and Simon Doonan's new book on his life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fashion Policing

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ruthann Robson ,professor of law and university distinguished professor at CUNY Law School and the author of Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes (Cambridge University Press, 2013), looks at the places US laws intersect with what people wear, from strip searches to strip teases.

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Soundcheck

Urban Outfitters Sells Quality Vinyl

Friday, July 12, 2013

You can find all sorts of quality vinyl at Urban Outfitters, the hip and often pricey clothing chain.

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The Takeaway

Punk Fashion: From the Streets to the Met

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Some critics argue that the new Metropolitan Museum's exhibition on punk fashion is proof that punk is over. But if punk is everywhere, including a museum exhibit, is punk over; or has it officially won? Kelly Maxwell mulls over this question in a new piece for Bust Magazine.

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Listen to Lucy

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Bad is the new good – except that it isn’t

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At The Met Ball, Those Are Some Crazy Dresses

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Met Ball brings out some of the highest of fashion, and Monday night, it brought boots of fire, lots of skin, and a new hair color for Anne Hathaway.

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WNYC News

Bangladesh Building Collapse Raises Questions About Fashion Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dozens of laborers killed in the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh last week were laid to rest Wednesday in a mass funeral.

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Soundcheck

Punk At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In recent weeks, we've covered a lot of music in New York’s museums, from the blues at The Whitney to music videos at the Museum of the Moving Image. Now, it’s time to consider yet another exhibit that draws its inspiration from music. But this one may surprise you: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has organized an exhibit, called Punk: Chaos to Couture. Opening on May 9th, it’s an examination of punk’s impact on high fashion. Nitsuh Abebe wrote about the exhibit, and what punk means today, for New York Magazine, and he joins us to discuss.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chemical Weapons in Syria?; Headaches; Ramapo Tensions

Friday, April 26, 2013

There are varying reports about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Justin Vogt of Foreign Affairs talks about what it could mean for US involvement in the conflict there. Plus: Amy Hall, director of social consciousness for Eileen Fisher, talks about the designer’s mission; tensions between the Hasidim and the immigrant community in Ramapo; what can be learned from Third World experiences; and one writer’s story of a never-ending headache and what she learned about that kind of pain.

New Tech City

Made in America Phonebook

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the manufacturing sector to bounce back in the U.S. after years of shrinking, one thing that will come in handy is a directory for domestic manufacturers and small businesses to find one another.  A New York City startup is now hoping to bridge that gap.

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