• Hazel Clark

    Professor of Design Studies & Fashion Studies & Research Chair of Fashion

    Office Location:

    Sheila Johnson Design Center


    Hazel Clark teaches fashion studies and design studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory where she initiated the MA in Fashion Studies, and MA in Design Studies as a former Dean of the School. She currently serves as Research Chair of Fashion, a Parsons-wide position devoted to encouraging and supporting research initiatives, collaborations and events encompassing fashion practice, studies, history, theory, and criticism. In spring 2015 she served as Interim Dean of the School of Fashion.

    Professor Clark holds a PhD in design history, and a first degree in Fine Arts. Her scholarship has focused on uncovering new perspectives, cultures and geographies for the study of fashion and design, in Europe, the United States, and China. Her scholarly articles and books include: The Cheongsam (Oxford UP, 2000), the co-edited Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion (Bloomsbury, 2005), The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization (Routledge, 2009), Design Studies: A Reader (Bloomsbury, 2009), the article: 'SLOW + FASHION - an Oxymoron, or a Promise for the Future..?', (Fashion Theory, December 2008); the co-authored Fashion and Everyday Life: Britain and America (Bloomsbury, 2017). Her next book will be the co-edited anthology Fashion Curating: In the Museum and Beyond (Bloomsbury, 2017). She has served as a professional consultant and a fashion expert in the media.

    Research Interests:

    design history,fashion history,fashion studies

    Current Courses:

    Fashion Studies Key Concepts

    Advanced Thesis Preparation

    Professional Internship