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Gen Eds with Style: "Euro Chic: The Invention of Fashion"

Dior, Versace, corsets, leather chokers, petticoats, codpieces, punk—why do we love fashion? 

Since the Renaissance, Italy and France have played a fundamental role in the establishment and development of fashion as a creative and commercial enterprise deeply rooted in cultural mores. This course address the historical shifts in cultural understandings of gender, class belonging, consumption habits and expectations, the international circulation of craftsmanship and celebrities, and technological innovation. 

Come join us for this once-in-a-college-career course that fulfills gen-eds and is filled with visuals.