New Perspectives on French Fashion History
highlights new research by emerging fashion scholars. Come to just one session or take all five and learn about the history of fashion display in Parisian department stores and in presentations at World’s Fairs, the transformative impact World War I had on the French fashion industry, cultural shifts brought about by the introduction of ready-made fashion in the 1950s and 60s, and much more.

Individual classes:
$100 Adults
$85 Students and Educators
$75 BGC Members

Take all five sessions and save!
$450 Adults
$375 Students and Educators
$350 BGC Members
Space is limited

Session Five, Constructing Femininity: 1980–2000, more details to be announced.

Meet the Professor

Francesca Granata
is associate professor in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design. Her research centers on modern and contemporary visual and material culture with a particular focus on fashion history and theory, gender and performance studies. Her monograph Experimental Fashion, Performance Art, Carnival and the Grotesque Body (Bloomsbury & I.B. Tauris, 2017) examines the way experimental fashion at the turn of the twenty-first century mediated shifting gender norms and the AIDS crisis.

Other classes in this course include:

Session 1: Fashion on Display, 1900–1937
Taught by Paula Alaszkiewicz
Monday, October 7, 2019

Session 2: War Time Fashion
Taught by Maude Bass-Krueger and Sophie Kurkdjian
Monday, October 14, 2019

Session 3: Gender and Ready-Made Clothing
Taught by Alexis Romano
Monday, October 21, 2019

Session 4: Fashion and Labor in Nineteenth Century France
Taught by Susan Hiner
Monday, October 28, 2019

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