Fashion and Celebrity

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fashion and Celebrity

Spring 2019

Taught By: Maureen Brewster

Section: A

CRN: 7880

Credits: 3

While reality television star Kim Kardashian now sits front row at Paris Fashion Week with daughter North, her husband Kanye West takes time away from his rap career to teach fashion design and work on his own line of clothing. Meanwhile, career designers such as Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld have become celebrities in their own right, blurring the boundaries between fashion and celebrity culture even further. This course will serve as an historical survey of fashion and celebrity culture, tracing the development of both industries over the 20th and into the 21st century. It will draw upon the fields of fashion, media, and celebrity studies to better understand the role of celebrity culture in the production and consumption of fashion.

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*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: 5:46pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200B

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019