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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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AH 268 - Ad/dressing the Body: European Fashion, Renaissance to the Present


Credits: 3
A survey of the stylistic evolution and meaning of dress, hair, and body accessories in Europe and America from c. 1400 to the present. Through analysis of both artifacts of material culture and representations of dress and hair in works of art, this course focuses on the role of men's and women's fashion in constructing identity, for example, to signify gender, political ideals, and social class. Further, it investigates the religious, economic, and political institutions that work to shape fashion. Additional themes, such as the relationship of fashion design to the fine arts and to craft, the rise of haute couture, the undressed body, and the history of specific items of dress such as the corset, the periwig, and the suit will be explored.
Note(s): (Fulfills humanities requirement.)
P. Jolly



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