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Shaping Style

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Patricia Volk discusses the two women— iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and her own mother—who offered her contrasting lessons about womanhood and personal style that allowed her to plot her own course. Her new book is Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me.

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Radiolab

Spotted: Red Carpet Ancestors

Monday, April 01, 2013

This town's not big enough for two hypothetical placental ancestors. Both Mancestor AND Schrëwdinger were caught sporting the same gown over the weekend. Who wore it better?

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Features

Punk, Shoes and Videos Take Museums This Spring

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Music video enthusiasts, fashion lovers, and punk rock aficionados: This spring season of museum offerings has something for each of you, from a shoe show, to a punk exhibition, to a retrospective that pays homage to the art of the music video.

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Soundcheck

Designer Dapper Dan Remixed Hip Hop Fashion

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dapper Dan's hip hop clothing was truly unique, yet not totally original. He created hybrids that purported to be designer fashion but were infused with his own brazen style. Kelefa Sanneh, staff writer of The New Yorker, joins us to discuss Dapper Dan's influence on hip hop.

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Soundcheck

Wizardry of Harold Arlen; Veronica Falls; Dapper Dan

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

In this episode: On the heels of our look at musical adaptations of the original Wizard of Oz books, we hear about Harold Arlen, the late composer behind “Over the Rainbow” and other favorites from the American Songbook.

Plus: The English indie-pop band Veronica Falls performs songs from their new album, Waiting for Something To Happen, in our studio.

And: You might not know his name, but if you're a fan of old school hip hop, you've probably seen his work. New Yorker writer Kelefa Sanneh talks about Harlem designer and one-time boutique owner Dapper Dan.

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Fashion Month: Sustainability

    Friday, March 01, 2013

    Hazel Clark, professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, talks to Brian Lehrer about fashion sustainability.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    NJ Budget; Sandy and the Netherlands; Sen. Murphy

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has presented his budget. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, react to the Governor’s proposals – including the expansion of Medicaid in the state. Then, a NY1 reporting trip to the Netherlands found lessons for storm mitigation for this area after Sandy. Plus: our series on fashion continues with a look at sustainability; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); leadership coach Dennis Kimbro tells the stories of black millionaires; and where do you draw the line with taboo foods?

    WNYC News

    Parsons to Leave Garment District

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Parsons, the fashion and design college, will leave its longtime home in the Garment District next year.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Fashion Month: Forging Identities

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Hazel Clark, a professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, continues the February series on New York's place in the global fashion picture. This week: Fashion forging personal and national identities.

    Give us a reading of your "clothing identity." What are your clothes saying about who you are? How do they define your personal or group identity?

     

     

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    Micropolis

    Micropolis: Why Are Runway Models Almost Always White?

    Sunday, February 17, 2013

    The industry celebrates designers of color, and the crowds at shows are pretty mixed. As New York Fashion Week begins, we revisit Micropolis' story about the runway's lack of diversity.
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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Fashion Month: Social Change

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    As Fashion Week wraps up, Hazel Clarka professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization  (Routledge, 2008) continues the February series on fashion with a look at social changes play out in what we wear, from "haul videos" to new fashion icons.

    Who's your fashion icon?  Do you deliberately model your style on someone else's? Michelle Obama? Snookie? Someone you saw on the subway last week?

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Speaker Quinn; “How to Survive a Plague”; <3 Advice Roulette

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her message for the middle class in her State of the City address and her proposals for making city living more affordable for them. Plus: author and Detroit native Charlie LeDuff on his hometown; the Oscar documentary nominee series continues with “How to Survive a Plague”; the February series on fashion; and a Valentine’s Day edition of advice roulette, where listeners give and get love advice.

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    The Workrooms and World of Balenciaga

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Mary Blume looks at the life and work of fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, one of the most innovative and admired figures in the history of haute couture. In The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World, Blume tells the story of the man and his house through the eyes of the woman who knew him best, Florette Chelot, his adviser and saleswoman who worked with him for over 30 years.

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    The Leonard Lopate Show

    V Day Advice

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    On today’s show: New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes takes your calls and questions about how to navigate the social and romantic minefield that is Valentine’s Day. We’ll look at the life and work of fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga. Martin Moran talks about his one-man show called “All the Rage.”

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Fashion Month: New York's Fashion Industry

    Thursday, February 07, 2013

    As Fashion Week gets underway, Hazel Clarka professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization  (Routledge, 2008) kicks off the February series on New York's place in the global fashion picture.

    Tell us the story of the most recent article of clothing you've purchased --

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Targeted Killings; Wole Soyinka on Africa; NJ’s Jughandle

    Thursday, February 07, 2013

    A leaked White House memo lays out a legal defense for “targeted killings” – including drone strikes. Omar Shakir, co-author of Living Under Drones, talks about why he objects to the U.S. strikes. Then, Laura Seay, professor at Morehouse College, explains why the conflicts in Mali and Afghanistan should not be compared. Plus: Nobel prize-winning Wole Soyinka on his new book about Africa; a February series on fashion kicks off with Parsons Professor Hazel Clark; and the end of the New Jersey jughandle, and that odd left turn.

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    Sophie Auster: Ready For 'Red Weather'

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    New York singer-songwriter Sophie Auster performs songs from her new EP, Red Weather.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Clothing Bargains?

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.

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    Micropolis

    Meet the Guardians of Fashion Week: Behind the Scenes With a NYFW Security Guard

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    When Matt Hogan is not stopping gatecrashers, he’s protecting naked models from illicit backstage photos and keeping the chi flowing around Anna Wintour. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal spent time with a security guard who protects the complex world around the runway. 

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    The Takeaway

    How Sneakers Explain the World

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    Since Air Jordans debuted in 1985, the sneaker industry has been dominated by basketball's biggest stars. But how have shoes risen to this level of prominence? And where does fashion intersect with sports, race, and class?

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