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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 22, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS320 Fashion and Culture 3cr.

Fashion is both a reflection of and influence on culture. This course can examine clothing in
context, exploring the phenomenon of fashion in terms of technological developments, aesthetics,
and body politics (gender, race, sexuality, and class) as well as its connection to cultural
identity and the global economy.  Focusing the examination on specific key moments in fashion
history from the French Revolution to today, the course will foster critical thinking and writing
about fashion from a multidisciplinary perspective. The meaning of fashion at these
select and pivotal historical periods will be gleaned through diverse sources - fiction,
diaries, paintings, histories, and design theory- and be complemented by direct examination of

Prerequisites: LALW-100 & FRSM-100

Fall Only