FA 333 History of 20th Century Fashion, 3 credits
A survey of the 20th century’s fashion highlights, each week focusing on a particular designer beginning with Paul Poiret in 1903 to the late Alexander McQueen. The interlacings of fashion with the fine, decorative and media arts will be another area of exploration, including the impact of the popular ‘Project Runway’. This course is not limited to Western fashion, but will also examine the global influence of major Asian designers. Additionally, there will be a trip to the New York City Garment District, and designer boutiques, to discuss fashion marketing in situ.