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Fashion History

FASHION HISTORY

This course traces the major developments in fashion design as an expression of the civilization or society and technological development from:

  • Antiquity through to the late 16th century (foundation year).
  • The 17th century through to the late 19th century (second year).
  • The 20th century through to the turn of our century (third year).

This course considers the historical events and the stylistic changes. Students will be taught the basics of Art History in Fashion Design through lectures and off-site visits to various museums such as Musee du Louvre, Musee Cluny, Chateau de Versailles, Musee d’Orsay, Musee d’Art Moderne, Cenre Georges Pompidou and temporary exhibitions.

FOCUS AREA

  • Antiquity – fashion under:
    Egypt
    Greece
    Rome
    Classical influences on later periods.
  • Middle Ages – fashion under:
    Romanesque
    Gothic period
  • Fashion under: Renaissance

FOCUS AREAS

  • 17th Century – fashion under:
    Baroque
  • 18th Century – fashion under:
    Rococo
    Neoclassical period
  • 19th Century – fashion under:
    First Empire
    Second Empire
    The Bustle

FOCUS AREAS

  • 1910 -1920’s – New shapes and ‘Les Annees Folles”
  • 1930’s fashion history.
  • 1940’s fashion under the Second World War.
  • 1947 – The New Look and the 1950’s.
  • 1960’s – The mini-skirt and women’s lib.
  • 1970’s fashion history.
  • 1980’s fashion history.
  • 1990’s fashion history.
  • 2000’s and turn of the century fashion.
* The classes are given in the form of slide lectures and through class discussions. The site visits which will take place in different monuments throughout Paris will be given according to time table availability.