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Kadenze

Style and Strategy in French Fashion

Paris College of Art via Kadenze Program

Overview

  • Ability to correctly attribute garments and iconic designs to their designer and timeline
  • Understanding of various sewing and draping techniques
  • Understanding of how to compile relevant primary sources and conduct thorough research in the field of fashion

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Cardin to Castelbajac: Style in French Fashion
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This 4-session survey course covers the main designers in Parisian Fashion from the 1950s to the 1990s, focusing closely on one iconic creative individual for each decade. Their work is discussed in light of the cultural and political context of the time, which students learn about through video lectures, assigned readings and discussions. In addition to learning about specific designers and key sartorial techniques and trends, students learn about the main phenomena in the fashion business for…



Course 2: Gaultier to Louboutin: Style & Strategy in French Fashion
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This 4-session survey course covers the main designers in Parisian Fashion from the 1990s to today, focusing closely on one iconic creative individual for each decade. Their work is discussed in light of the cultural and political context of the time, which students learn about through video lectures, assigned readings and discussions. In addition to learning about specific designers and key sartorial techniques and trends, students learn about the main phenomena in the fashion business for each…



Taught by

Donald Potard, Richard Sheehan and Yoojin Oh

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