Spoiler alert. We survived Y2K, and so did many cultural influences that left indelible marks on the world. Zip up your turquoise, velour Juicy Couture tracksuit, throw on a trucker cap, some Heelys, and dig up your iPod classic from your technology graveyard drawer and see if it still works.
On this week’s throwback, we’re kicking it with Vogue’s podcast, “In VOGUE: The 2000s,” a nostalgic trip to the aughts recapping when fashion moments meshed with pop culture. Hear insight from designers, models, and insiders like Anna Wintour this season as host Hamish Bowles struts listeners along the podcast’s runway.
This series has released over 25 installations with average episodes clocking in under 45 minutes long. Check out the episodes in any order since the entire second season is focused on various aspects of the 2000s.
Season 1 was all about the 1990s. We heard about hip-hop’s influence on the runway, NYC’s downtown culture, queer visibility, grunge fashion choices, Tom Ford’s Gucci, Prada, Karl Lagerfeld’s role at Chanel, and more. Listeners also learned about supermodels and heard from key players like Victoria Beckham, Garren, Tonne Goodman, and Camilla Nickerson. Season 1 interviewed 1990s heroes like John Galliano. Later in the season, Hamish spoke with Harry Styles about fashion.
On Season 2, we’ll hear about pivotal moments such as how the MET Gala turned into the “superbowl of fashion.” In the 21st century, fashion bloggers reigned. We saw the rise of folks like Tommy Ton, Susie Lau, Tavi Gevinson, and Garance Doré, early influencers who created accessible platforms to share and critique. They pioneered street style and set new standards in the fashion world.
We can’t forget about Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, and her style influence with the show, Sex and the City, which will reboot on HBO Max this winter. In October, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and stylist Patricia Field explored the show’s fashion choices.
There’s an entire episode dedicated to the brand Juicy Couture and its impact on athleisure clothing. In another episode, hear about Nicole Kidman’s role in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge and how Lady Gaga propelled fashion and music into forces to be reckoned with.
We’ll hear about the post-9/11 fashion world and why the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund was created. The iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz discussed her Alice in Wonderland-themed photoshoot from 2003, featuring up-and-coming designers.
This season, learn about model Gisele Bündchen, hear how Nicolas Ghesquyière shook Balenciaga from his perspective, and more.
New episodes of “In VOGUE: The 2000s” are posted weekly. Tune in wherever you listen to your podcasts.