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Study Up For 'Think': Dress Lessons

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In her book, Linda Przybyszewski revives the lessons of fashion that made dress an art form.

Fashion has been shaping our culture for decades, but have we lost the true art of getting dressed? Today at 1 p.m., Linda Przbyszewski—historian, dressmaker and author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish"joins Krys Boyd to revisit the lessons the the 20th Century Dress Doctors once taught.

Przbyszewski briefly discusses a few of the dress proverbs with The Wall Street Journal.

http://youtu.be/VFb8eLEZdpY

A visual timeline shows the evolution of dress from the 1800s to the 1990s.

The University of North Texas' College of Visual Arts and Design houses over 15,000 historic fashion items that make up the Texas Fashion Collection.

Short fashion history lessons can be found on Przbyszewski's tumblr.

An excerpt of the introduction to "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish" is available online to read or download.

Listen to Think at noon and 9 p.m. on KERA 90.1. You can also stream the show live.