Introduction to Fashion Studies : Lecture

Parsons Paris: Paris Fashion Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Intro to Fashion Studies : Lec
Spring 2023 - Paris
Taught By: Antoine Bucher
Section: PC1

CRN: 4465

Credits: 0

Fashion Studies is a new, multidisciplinary field that has emerged alongside the expansion of fashion into a global culture industry, growing popular interest in fashion, and renewed academic attention to the study of dress and material culture. This course introduces students to fashion theory and the diverse approaches to its study as a “field” and “practice”: From its expression as identity, a subculture, or a global industry, to its conception as power and phenomenon, we will look at how art historians, cultural theorists, anthropologists, writers, and artists have reflected on fashion through time. Class sessions will be organized around important themes that have emerged in fashion studies: the body, beauty and image, subculture and style, identity and desire, creation and consumption, art and value, etc. Students will be introduced to classic theoretical writings on fashion, draw on contemporary everyday examples for discussion, and apply learned research methods in the development of research questions that critically reflect on fashion.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Fashion Studies (APFS)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 36

Add/Drop Deadline: January 29, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:04am EDT 9/24/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 3:40pm - 5:00pm
Building: Parsons Paris
Room: 201
Date Range: 1/18/2023 - 5/10/2023