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History of European Clothing

Availability

Fall 2009

Location

4th Floor Classroom

Instructor

Michele Majer

This is a survey of Western urban fashion from the rise of mercantile capitalism in the 14th century through the revolutionary designs of Paul Poiret. As an expression of society’s self-image, tastes, and fantasies, fashionable dress offers a rich area for study in its sources of inspiration, and in the factors that impact its evolution: social, economic and political. 3 credits.