Listener, They Wore It

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0101Tracy Chevalier2011012420111128

Five writers were invited to explore the meaning of clothes and accessories in a particular work of art, be it a story, novel, film, painting or song lyric.

How does the clothing resonate? What is the tale behind its depiction? Would the writer wear the garment themselves? Suits and dresses, coats and jewels, and even rags, all feature in accounts by a variety of commentators...

1.

Novelist Tracy Chevalier considers how a set of sparkling stones tease in Guy de Maupassant's famous story - The Necklace.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Tracy Chevalier on the fate of some sparkling stones in de Maupassant's The Necklace.

Novelist Tracy Chevalier considers how a set of sparkling stones tease

in Guy de Maupassant's famous story - The Necklace.

0102Justin Cartwright2011012520111129

Five writers were invited to explore the meaning of clothes and accessories in a particular work of art, be it a story, novel, film, painting or song lyric.

How does the clothing resonate? What is the tale behind its depiction? Would the writer wear the garment themselves? Suits and dresses, coats and jewels, and even rags, all feature in accounts by a variety of commentators...

2.

Novelist Justin Cartwright thinks about corporate America, and how it is vividly caught in the novel, The Man in The Grey Flannel Suit.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Justin Cartwright on corporate America and the novel The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit.

Novelist Justin Cartwright thinks about corporate America,

and how it is vividly caught in the novel, The Man in The Grey

Flannel Suit.

0103Laura Cumming2011012620111130

Five writers were invited to explore the meaning of clothes and accessories in a particular work of art, be it a story, novel, film, painting or song lyric.

How does the clothing resonate? What is the tale behind its depiction? Would the writer wear the garment themselves? Suits and dresses, coats and jewels, and even rags, all feature in accounts by a variety of commentators...

3 The art critic Laura Cumming ponders a particular black dress,

memorably painted by John Singer Sargent in the 1880's...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Laura Cumming considers a famous black dress, memorably painted by John Singer Sargent.

0104Peter Bradshaw2011012720111201

Five writers were invited to explore the meaning of clothes and accessories in a particular work of art, be it a story, novel, film, painting or song lyric.

How does the clothing resonate? What is the tale behind its depiction? Would the writer wear the garment themselves? Suits and dresses, coats and jewels, and even rags, all feature in accounts by a variety of commentators...

4.

The critic Peter Bradshaw tells us about two red coats,

worn with sadness and with menace in the classic film, Don't

Look Now.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Critic Peter Bradshaw on the two red coats worn in the film Don't Look Now.

0105 LASTAlexandra Shulman2011012820111202

Five writers were invited to explore the meaning of clothes and accessories in a particular work of art, be it a story, novel, film, painting or song lyric.

How does the clothing resonate? What is the tale behind its depiction? Would the writer wear the garment themselves? Suits and dresses, coats and jewels, and even rags, all feature in accounts by a variety of commentators...

5.

Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman recalls the words of Leonard Cohen's song Suzanne, and how they dressed a generation of young women..

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Alexandra Shulman on the Leonard Cohen song Suzanne and how it dressed young women.

Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman recalls the words of Leonard

Cohen's song Suzanne, and how they dressed a generation of

young women.