• Shelley Fox

    Donna Karan Professor of Fashion, Director of MFA Fashion Design and Society


    Shelley Fox is the Donna Karan Professor of Fashion and the Director of the MFA Fashion Design and Society program at Parsons School of Design in New York. An award-winning designer, Fox has created numerous experimental and innovative collections that were sold internationally and have been included in prestigious exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Barbican Art Gallery, Crafts Council, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Modemuseum, Antwerp Landed 2001, FIT in New York, Design Museum Holon, and various British Council exhibitions that have travelled through Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Denmark, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Japan. Her work is published broadly in fashion, design, and art journals, as well as academic publications.

    Fox has appeared as a speaker at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Barbican Art Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London and recently the World Cities Creative Forum in Shanghai. She has collaborated with creatives such as Tomato, SHOWstudio, Scanner, Michael Clark Dance Company, Random Dance and the Medical Research Council UK. Fox was awarded the Crafts Council Development Award in 1996, The Jerwood Fashion Prize and The Peugeot Design Award for Textiles in 1999, Stanley Picker Fellowship for Design in 2005, and in 2007 she was nominated by the Arts Council England for the Prince Philip Design Prize. Fox served as the main consultant to The Vilcek Foundation in New York for the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Fashion. Recently Fox was selected for the Business of Fashion - #BOF | The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in 2014, the most influential and authoritative list in the global fashion industry.

    Current Courses:

    Admin Co-Dir (Spring 2020)

    Design Studio 1

    Design Studio 2 (Spring 2020)

    Design Thesis Studio (Spring 2021)

    Professional Internship

    Thesis Preparation

    Workshop: Pers Identity

    Workshop: Pers Identity (Spring 2021)