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How Fashion Works

Abraham Manning, a VideoWest "Street Style" interviewee at Library Square

Longtime NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden now leads a radio and podcast project called The SEAMS. It’s an audio expedition of the fashion world and it explores how our clothes connect us to each other. To Lyden, everything we wear says something, whether we intend it to or not. She and fashion designer Simon Doonan join us Wednesday to discuss how fashion works. Is it merely trivial and frivolous, or does it say something important about our history and culture? [Rebroadcast]

Check out our sister web site, VideoWest, for a new video in our ongoing "Street Style" series, where we investigate fashion and style with the help of people we encounter all over Utah.

  • Jacki Lyden is a longtime host and contributing correspondent to NPR, and she's the founder of The SEAMS, an independent podcast and an occasional series on NPR about fashion.
  • Simon Doonan is the creative ambassador for Barneys New York. He blogs about fashion and culture for Slate.com. He's the author of several books, including his latest, The Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion [Amazon|Indiebound].
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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