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  • Shelley Fox

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


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    Shelley Fox


    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

    Design Studio 1
    PGFD 5110, Fall 2021

    Orientation 2
    PGFD 5200, Fall 2021

    Thesis Preparation
    PGFD 5240, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    Independent Study
    PGFD 5900

    Workshop: Pers Identity
    PGFD 5915

    Past Courses

    Design Thesis Studio
    PGFD 5220, Summer 2021

    Independent Study
    PGFD 5900

    Orientation 2
    PGFD 5200

    Thesis Preparation
    PGFD 5240

    Workshop: Pers Identity
    PGFD 5915

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