20th Century Dress and Culture

Coco Chanel led women into a new fashion world during and after World War II. Similar to Chanel, Christian Dior introduced a women’s dress called the New Look (The “Bar” suit), which emphasized the female body line, after World War II. To learn how the fashion industry and market was revamped after the war, Kim took a close look at Dior’s and Chanel’s ideas and motivation in two of her papers.

Syllabus (ARTH 1204)

Coco Chanel

Christian Dior