ARTH 1204- 20th Century Dress and Culture

Course Desc.- A survey of fashion history, from the end of the 19th century to the present. It offers an overview of the many influences that have affected the development of clothing. Studies the effect of an historical period on the clothing of the time through analysis of its economics, politics, religion and culture. Issues affecting the industry are explored through readings, videos, discussions and links to local industry are made through field trips and guest speakers.

Final Project- Choose an influential designer from the 20th century and research their background and contributions to the industry.