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NYU Florence: History of European Fashion: A British and Italian Perspective

Gallatin Study Away Course
IDSEM-UG 9206, 4 credits
Typically Offered: Fall and Spring
Level: Undergraduate

This interdisciplinary seminar will demonstrate the important insights dress offers into society, both in the past and today. We will discuss key moments in the history of European fashion from the Renaissance to the present and, taking dress as our starting point, consider how shifts in attitudes and approaches to fashion reflect wider artistic, cultural, economic, political, and social ideas.

Led by specialists in the history of British and Italian fashion, the course will give a grounding in theories, methods, and approaches to studying dress history and fashion studies in a global context, together with a unique opportunity to analyse case studies from British and Italian fashion history.

For the most up-to-date course schedule details and for information about NYU Florence, visit the NYU Florence homepage.