• Hazel Clark

    Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies


    Hazel Clark teaches fashion studies and design studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory (ADHT) where she initiated the MA in Fashion Studies, and the former MA in Design Studies as Dean of the School of ADHT. In Spring 2015 she served as Interim Dean of the School of Fashion, and in fall 2018 as Acting Director, MA Fashion Studies at Parsons Paris.

    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; 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. At the New School she has held public conversations with fashion luminaries including Diane von Furstenberg and Eileen Fisher   For further information:

    Professional Affiliations:

    Fellow of the Royal Society fo Arts (UK)

    Research Interests:

    fashion theory and history, design theory and history, fashion in China, fashion & everyday life,

    fashion politics & sustainment

    Current Courses:

    Fash Curation: Contemp Museum (Spring 2021)

    Fashion and Everyday Life

    Fashion and Everyday Life (Spring 2020)

    Fashion Cultures (Spring 2021)

    Fashion Studies: Key Concepts

    Professional Internship