Archiving Fashion

Parsons Paris: Paris Fashion Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Archiving Fashion

Summer 2019

Taught By: Jessica Glasscock

Section: PC1

CRN: 2057

Credits: 3

For the first time, The MA in Fashion Studies at The New School Parsons Paris in collaboration with the Association Azzedine Alaïa (https://www.maison- alaia.com/experience/en/heritage/azzedine-alaia) offers a summer Graduate course (3 credits) on the topic of Archiving Fashion. The course focuses on documenting, analyzing, and archiving couture in the context of the emerging collection of the Azzedine Alaïa Association, a unique 10,000+ piece collection with special strengths in the work of 20th century masters like Balenciaga, Madame Grés, and Vionnet, as well as the late 20th century avant-garde works by Maison Margiela, Comme des Garcons, and Yohji Yamamoto. Students will be introduced to the principles and ideologies behind archiving fashion while having the unique opportunity to work at the Alaia Association archive, conducting both historical research and object-based analysis. Through hands-on engagement with one of the biggest fashion collection worldwide, students will gain fluency in digital and physical approaches to archiving fashion, exploring preservation processes concurrent while developing digital access. The class will consist of lectures, visits to Parisian fashion archives and guest lectures by experts in the field of fashion heritage.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Fashion Studies (APFS)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 10

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 11:05pm 10/13/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 12:40pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 203

Date Range: 7/1/2019 - 7/18/2019