NYU Steinhardt

History of Costume: Contemporary Dress

  • Course Number: ARCS-GE 2064
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Begins with a consideration of fashion at the end of the 20th century & its importance in contemporary society. Diverse issues are explored including: the fashion designed in the cult of celebrity, globalism in production & consumption, the emergence of Asia as a fashion center, the changing relationship of fashion & subculture, sustainability & anti-fashion. Using approaches evolved from material culture & visual culture studies, fashion?s economic, artistic & cultural status is analyzed via the media, fashion presentations, apparel pieces, film & the fine arts.
  • Old Course Number: E93.2064