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History of Costume: Contemporary Dress

Begins with a consideration of fashion at the end of the 20th century and its importance in contemporary society. Diverse issues are explored including: the fashion designed in the cult of celebrity, globalism in production and consumption, the emergence of Asia as a fashion center, the changing relationship of fashion and subculture, sustainability and anti-fashion. Using approaches evolved from material culture and visual culture studies, fashion's economic, artistic and cultural status is analyzed via the media, fashion presentations, apparel pieces, film and the fine arts.

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ARCS-GE 2064