Style Narratives
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLFS 3007
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Fashion Studies
  • Cultural Studies
This course investigates the meaning of style as practice and narrative in the context of youth culture and fashion – as well as how style practices and narratives resonate or translate across age/generation and place. Through critical theoretical readings and diverse examples of fashion, street style, youth culture and music scenes, we will explore the role of style as a material mode of story telling; and as a social category. Case studies range from historic studies of post-war teenage culture to contemporary studies on the longevity of youth.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.


Open to Undergraduate students.