NYC: Fashion

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
NYC: Fashion
Fall 2024
Taught By: Beth Dincuff
Section: A

CRN: 7161

Credits: 3

This course looks at the social construction of “New York Fashion” as an aesthetic style, practice, imaginary and industry, as well as a place in the global fashion world. Exploring its meanings through discourse, material culture, image and film, we will treat “New York Fashion” as an object of inquiry whose meanings are continuously produced, negotiated, and defined. Some topics of discussion include the city’s rise as a fashion capital, it’s cultural politics with a Parisian regime, debates between high culture and mass fashion, and the transformations to its cultural geography, styles, and streets. Students will examine the connections between New York-based designers, culture industries (ex. modeling), varying fashion institutions (ex. museums, education), media and technology - social forces that powerfully shape the cultural and political economic significance of New York to a greater globalized world. With ample opportunity to explore the city, students will be required to carry out research projects on fashion within the "field" of "New York."

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshmen and sophomores only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:20am EDT 5/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024