To immerse oneself in the history of fashion in the West is to better understand the cultures, mind-sets, and aspirations of previous generations. Led by leading academics and specialists, this intensive five-day course traces the evolution of fashionable dress from the Restoration in 1660, via the excesses of the eighteenth century and the emergence of haute couture in the nineteenth century, to the revolutionary trends of the modern era. Highlighting key designers, such as Worth, Chanel, Poiret, and Yves Saint Laurent, as well as leading retailers and artisans, Institute-based lectures are complemented by visits to important London collections.
Designed for designers and fashion enthusiasts, as well as for art historians who seek to learn more about the history of dress, this inspirational course provides an overview of four centuries of beauty, glamour, and creativity.
This course includes:
- Expert lectures with time for questions and discussion
- Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury
- Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants
- Certificate of participation on completion of the course