Have you ever watched an episode of a television show or movie set in the Eighteen Hundreds and longed to wear the fashions of that complicated and problematic time period. Contributor Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields is host of a podcast called Refrangible and the latest episode entitled Clothing and Identity: Revisiting our Past One Stitch at a Time, explores the fascination WITH and business side OF historical dress. In this episode of Radio Chipstone, Fields brings you an excerpt from that podcast and introduces you to Simone Ryan. A novice seamstress with a complicated relationship with beautiful historical garments.
About the host
Simone Ryan lives in Texas and is contemplating her next Regency Period garment.
Gianofer (JON nah fer) Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. She is also the host of Refrangible, available on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes or wherever else you get your podcasts. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.