8 May 2014

Stuff You Missed In History Class — Fashion Edition

Podcasts are the perfect companion for a fashion designer. Long nights at the sewing machine can be rough, but an educational podcast provides just the right amount of entertainment to keep you going without distracting you from the task at hand. Stuff You Missed In History Class podcasts are some of my favourites. Always interesting, I thought I’d share some fashion-related episodes — enjoy!

Rose Bertin – The First Fashion Designer

“The legendary wardrobe of Marie-Antoinette has been criticized, envied and discussed to no end. But where did all those glorious clothes come from? In large part, they were the work of Rose Bertin, a milliner who found herself the stylist to the queen.”

The Contentious Invention of the Sewing Machine

“The mechanization of stitching happened by way a series of inventions, several of which finally came together. Though Elias Howe is often credited with inventing the sewing machine, his invention had more to do with the combination of existing ideas.”