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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Scientific Revolution of the Ball Gown

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Couturier Charles James' sculptural, scientific and mathematical approaches forever changed the world of high fashion. The Metropolitan Museum is showcasing his decades of work, including wrap-over trousers, figure-eight skirts, body-hugging sheaths, ribbon capes and dresses, spiral-cut garments, poufs and, of course, the gowns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Eileen Fisher: Social Consciousness and Clothing

Friday, April 26, 2013

Eileen Fisher clothing, based in Irvington, NY, includes includes a concern for human rights and the environment in its mission statements. Its director of social consciousness Amy Hall talks about the nitty gritty of producing a clothing line in keeping with those goals -- from the environmental impact of natural fibers to the treatment of workers in many garment factories.  The collapse of the building housing several clothing manufacturers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, shows what's at stake as companies try to compete in the global textile market.

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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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WNYC News

Niche Market | Snaps

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Ribbons

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Curator Andrew Bolton discusses the exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Organized by The Costume Institute, it celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s contributions to fashion—he challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. The show features approximately 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from McQueen’s 19-year career. “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” is on view through August 7.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Asian Fashion

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Todd Oldham

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Kurt Andersen and designer Todd Oldham talk about the intoxicating power of color in art, design, and music.

Todd Oldham is a designer for whom color is both whimsy and serious business. Oldham first made his name as a fashion designer of clothes known for their graphic patterns, ...

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