Linda Przybyszewski, PhD

Professor Pski on Dress

You can request the excerpt from The Lost Art Of Dress,

or the discussion questions for book clubs.

Professor Pski talked dress codes with Olga Khazan

of The Read the story here.

Read Professor Pski's interview with Michelle DelCarlo
on invention at the Lemelson Center blog.


Listen to Diane Rehm and Professor Pski

talk about the book. 

Listen to Professor Pski talk about the Dress Doctors

on Backstory with the American History Guys. asked why Americans wear Uggs

all the time. Read the answer here. 

Learn about the evolution of fashion

on "Mad Men" as Professor Pski talks

with Ann Hoevel of

Watch CBS Sunday Morning when Nancy Giles

talked with Professor Pski about her seminar

called "Nation of Slobs."

Dress Research

The Lost Art of Dress draws on Professor Pski's own collection of over 700 dress and sewing manuals dating from the early 1900s, as well as work in archives and libraries.

A skilled dressmaker from a long line of sewing women, she recreated garments from every decade of the 20th Century, including the One-Hour dress that swept the nation in the 1920s, and the Dishtowel dress, a bad idea from the 1970s.

She tested the Dress Doctors' prescription for thrift with variety by created a many-way dress with several changes of collars and cuffs. Would anyone realize she had been wearing it for a month?


Lost Art of Dress Blog

 Follow Professor Pski's blog on Tumblr. She writes on fashion and dressmaking, vintage and modern.