A Shopping Extravaganza
Come shopping with us at the most elaborately decorated, soaring indoor shopping space of the nineteenth century.
Papal Vestments: Clothes Make the Man
In 428, Pope Celestine I rebuked some of his priests for wearing "modern" clothing. We take a look at the vestments which reveal the Pope’s singular status.
What's all the Hoopla?
Discover the lengths nineteenth-century fashionistas went to when trying to keep up with the latest fashions.
We take you behind the scenes at a historical museum as curators and conservators dress mannequins and prepare for an exhibit on Downton Abbey style clothes (Part I).
Not For Old Fogies
Roll down your stockings as Susan Ferentinos introduces you to flappers, their flippers, and one of their favorite magazines.
Tuvans claim that a masterful man forges silver and a crafty woman does needlework. UHP interviews a Tuvan artist about her traditional needlework.
Before the Whiteout
Vera Wang shocked fashionistas everywhere with her red wedding gowns this spring. But she was really just being traditional.
Down with the Veil!
Douglas Northrop examines the Soviet Union's campaign to liberate Central Asian women from wearing the veil and the responses of many Muslim women.
Over time, loads and loads of it have accumulated. Orville Butler comes clean about how women in early modern Europe did their laundry.
Not Just Any Cloth
Jessica Achberger weaves together the complex history of Kente cloth.
Out for a Drive
Shake off your dusters and drive into the past to take a peek at the special clothes motorists wore in the early days of motoring.
Lords of Fashion
Click your heels as we take you back to a time when even the color of your heels revealed your social status.
Out for a Drive: Motoring Clothes
Get out your dusters! We drive into the past to explore the special clothes motorists wore in the early days of motoring.
Michael R. Lynn opens the closet doors to expose the soaring fashions of the late eighteenth century.
Fashioning the New Woman
Slip into your best clothes as we take you in
through the front door for a sneak peak at a new exhibit that explores how and why women's fashions changed during the Downton Abbey era (Part II).
That's The Way They Liked It
Put on your dance shoes and hustle along with Diana Mankowski as she gets down with the groovy fashions of the disco era.
An evening event was a success only if the room was so crowded and overheated as to cause men and women to faint. We give you a voucher to Europe's hottest dance club.
How Much is That Dress Worth?
Where did dollar princesses like the fictional Cora, Lady Grantham, go shopping? Join us on our shopping spree as we meet with one of the leading designers of the nineteenth century.
How did fashionistas in the past keep their clothes clean? Orville Butlers discusses the pains and pleasures of laundry day and the brute strength required to clean one's clothes.
Another Load of Laundry
Rebecca Pulji takes a look at how French women were liberated from this unpleasant task during the twentieth century.