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  • Caroline Simonelli

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    simonelc@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Caroline Simonelli

    Profile

    Caroline Simonelli is a Lebanese/American designer who teaches fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Before teaching, Caroline had a long career as a fashion designer in women’s dress apparel. Along with her own line of volume and couture collection, Large Sizes for QVC, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, she was also headdress designer at Liz Claiborne and head collection designer at Mollie Parnis New York. Caroline travels from New York to Beirut twice a year to teach at Creative Space Beirut, a free fashion design school in Lebanon. Caroline is also the designer of CSB RTW brand.

    She has designed women's clothes for 25 years before she teamed up with her late husband, Don Simonelli in 1990. In 1990, the Simonellis started their own company,designing evening wear that was extraordinary for both beauty and quality, bais-cut dresses that floated, and hand pleated dresses of silk Jersey. She has been teaching at FIT since 2002: 4th year studio methods for thesis, advanced creative draping, American Couture, Haute Couture and made to measure: sportswear, soft draping, special sizes, plus and petite.

     

     


    Current Courses

    Creative Technical Studio 1
    PUFD 2240, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Couture Design Techniques
    PSOF 2110, Spring 2023

    Couture Design: Draping
    PSOF 3210, Spring 2023

    Creative Technical Studio 2
    PUFD 2241, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Couture Design Techniques
    PSOF 2110, Spring 2022

    Couture Design: Draping
    PSOF 3210, Spring 2022

    Creative Technical Studio 2
    PUFD 2241, Spring 2022

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