This summer we were very pleased to be able to welcome students from the USA, the Netherlands, Austria and the United Kingdom.

Our workshops in Interior Design and Fashion started with a visit to the ‘Luxes’ exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts which presents the evolution of the meaning of luxury through the ages (from 800 B.C.) and from all over the world.

Students then had a guided tour of the Louvre Museum, including Napoleon III’s private apartments. Other visits included to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and the Palais Galliera.

Those in Interior Design have worked on a floating habitation project, whilst those in Fashion created their very own Madame Grès dress.

Here is Stephanie’s (Major in Fashion Design at Kent State University) account of the experience: