Futurism and Fashion

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Futurism & Fashion

Summer 2021

Taught By: Jessica Glasscock

Section: A

CRN: 2795

Credits: 3

The future is not a time but a place. Futurism in fashion necessarily posits a potential environment in which dress can mediate between body and imagined space. This class will attempt to create a “map” of that place, with locations ranging from Utopia to Dystopia to The Metropolis. Utopia, as explored by the painters of the late 19th century, transforms 20th century dress. Their Utopia then meets with The Metropolis in the fashion theories of early twentieth century avant-garde artists and the dream of The Metropolis is fully realized in the work of mid-20th century functionalist fashion designers. 1960s designers reimagine pure Utopic dress through the dream of space travel, but by the 1970s, a vision of Dystopia emerges and articulates a hostile future that has shaped fashion toward the end of the twentieth century. Far from an isolated impulse, futurism is central to the practice of fashion. Pathway: Fashion Studies

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisites: 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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: June 4, 2021 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 6, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:50pm 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2021 - 7/1/2021