Elizabeth Cline, Author, “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion”

If you’re like most of us, you have more shirts, pants, dresses, suits, shoes, ties, belts than you could possibly wear — and than you do wear. And while you don’t want — and won’t get — fashion advice from me, you may want to know that the fact you own all those clothes is not exactly your own fault. From cheap labor to cheap materials, from outlets to TJ Max, the result of the evolution in how clothes are made and sold sits in your closet. Another result comes from Elizabeth Cline, author of “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.” (Originally broadcast 9-8-12 on The John Batchelor Show)


Harriet Worsley, Author, “100 Ideas That Changed Fashion”

Of the many topics I’m where I’m better off asking the questions rather than answering them, fashion has to top the list. No one is coming to me for fashion advice — or, in a serious way, an understanding of fashion’s role is shaping and reflecting society’s evolving values. But Harriet Worsley is. She is the author of “100 Ideas That Changed Fashion.” (Originally broadcast 6-2-12 on The John Batchelor Show)