Visionaries: Stylists and Photographers Shaping the Image of Fashion
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLFS 4002
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Fashion Studies
- Fashion Design History, Theory & Criticism
“The eye has to travel” said Diana Vreeland. And for the eye to travel through the pages of a fashion magazine, the encounter of a photographer and a stylist is needed. This course will explore the creative relationship between fashion editors and photographers since the early 20 th century until present. Visual analysis will be used as a methodology to investigate the evolution of fashion through issues of beauty, taste, art vs fashion, masculinity/femininity, and sexuality. The rise of the fashion editor will be explored by looking at Diana Vreeland's work. Issues of race and body image will be addressed by examining the Black and the Curvy issues of Vogue Italia. “Celebrity culture” will be discussed through current issues of American Vogue and by looking at the Supermodels in the 1990s. The students will be required to research magazines, watch fashion documentaries, and visit exhibitions. Pathway: Fashion Studies
Open to: All undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000 level.
Open to Undergraduate students.