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LONDON: History of British Fashion

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number IDSEM-UG9252
Section 001
Instructor
Days
Time
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement   HUM

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Description

THIS COURSE TAKES PLACE AT NYU-LONDON. This interdisciplinary seminar serves as a broad overview for several centuries of British male and female fashion trends, from roughly the Tudor period to today. The course focuses on ways that modes and standards of dress evolved in response to political, economic and technological developments; empire and immigration; changing gender and class formations; and the vagaries of popular culture. In short, the course examines not only what people wore at different historical moments, but why they wore what they did, and how they felt about it. Readings come from the fields of literature, history, art history, gender studies, and sociology.

Course Type

Global Programs (IDSEM-UG)