Listener, They Wore It

Episodes

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01James Whistler's Symphony In White, No 12016011120181119 (R3)

Art historian James Fox describes an intriguing 1860s painting of a girl in a white dress.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

02Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse2016011220181120 (R3)

Rachel Cooke on a famous pair of 'peddle pushers' in the novel Bonjour Tristesse.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

03Federico Fellini's 8 1/22016011320181121 (R3)

Stephen Bayley celebrates some timeless eyewear, carried off brilliantly in a famous film.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

04F Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is The Night2016011420181122 (R3)

Five writers recall clothes and accessories that resonate vividly in works of art:

Justine Picardie, author and editor of Harper's Bazaar, considers a whole pile of dresses and jewellery worn by Nicole Diver in Scott Fitzgerald's novel Tender Is The Night. And how Nicole's passion for clothes is mirrored by the author's wife, Zelda.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Justine Picardie, editor of Harper's Bazaar, celebrates Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

05Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit2016011520181123 (R3)

Five writers recall clothes and accessories that resonate vividly in works of art: The series started with a white dress and ends with a pristine white suit...

Author and journalist John Walsh describes the transformative powers of a 'two-piece', worn in turn by a motley bunch of blokes in Los Angeles and celebrated in Ray Bradbury's story 'The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit'.

Producer Duncan Minshull

Journalist John Walsh recalls a pristine white suit in a short story by Ray Bradbury.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond