NYU Steinhardt

History of Costume: The 20th Century

  • Course Number: ARCS-GE 2063
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Students will examine the evolution of fashionable western clothing from 1900-1988, investigating high style as well as mainstream fashion, changing materials & silhouette, & the interplay between fashion & the arts. Access to available primary materials including museum objects, periodicals, designer archives & film is emphasized, as the class explores the dynamics of dress in the international culture of the 20th Century through lectures, readings & discussion, & visits to museum collections.
  • Old Course Number: E93.2063