Join April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary, hosts of the hit podcast Dressed, for a live episode about the decade of fashion design that Christian Dior called the "golden age." Marked by the launch of Dior's New Look in 1947 and his death in 1957, this period of fashion was known for its high standards of style and quality. Calahan and Zachary will discuss what made the golden age of couture so memorable and which designers made a lasting impact.
April Calahan is a Special Collections Associate and Curator of Manuscript Collections at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is the author of two books on the history of fashion, Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style (Yale University Press, 2015) and Fashion and the Art of Pochoir (Thames & Hudson, 2015), and she is a contributing author to The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th-Century Women Designers (Bloomsbury, December 2017). She has lectured on the history of fashion at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Yale University, Ryerson University in Toronto, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Parsons School of Design.
Cassidy Zachary is a fashion historian and author who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also works in film and TV as a costumer and costume designer. Zachary’s work on fashion history can be found in numerous publications, including the book Fashion and the Art of Pochoir (Thames & Hudson, 2015), which she co-authored with April Calahan. In addition to having lectured nationally at the Costume Society of America and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, she is the founder of the popular fashion history blog and Instagram The Art of Dress, which has more than 200,000 followers.
This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.
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