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Starts on Jul 3, 2018

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4 Sessions / 13 hours of work per session
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Free
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Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
Portuguese, English, Spanish; Castilian, French
Topics
Couture, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin
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Cardin to Castelbajac: Style in French Fashion

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Go at your own pace
4 Sessions / 13 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
Portuguese, English, Spanish; Castilian, French
Topics
Couture, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin
Course Description

This 4-session survey course covers the main designers in Parisian Fashion from the 1950s to the 1990s, focusing closely on one iconic creative individual for each decade. Their work is discussed in light of the cultural and political context of the time, which students learn about through video lectures, assigned readings and discussions. In addition to learning about specific designers and key sartorial techniques and trends, students learn about the main phenomena in the fashion business for each decade.

The first session will be devoted to the 1950s and the beginning of post-war changes in dress codes for both men and women. Pierre Cardin is the featured designer. The second session will be devoted to the 1960s and the culture of youth that it brought about. Yves Saint Laurent is the featured designer. The third session is devoted to the 1970s, with Kenzo and Sonia Rykiel in the limelight. The fourth session covers the 1980s culture of power, money, and excess with Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Rei Kawakubo and Yoshi Yamamoto as the highlighted designers.

schedule

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Session 1: 1950s and Pierre Cardin (July 3, 2018)
The post-war period and beginning of Youth Culture; The beginning of the end for Haute Couture.
8 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Paris: Capital of Fashion
3. Paris in the 1950's
4. Pierre Cardin
5. Pierre Cardin's Designs
6. André Courrèges
7. What is Haute Couture?
8. Conclusion
Session 2: 1960s and Yves Saint Laurent (July 10, 2018)
Gendered garments; The explosion of Ready-to-wear.
8 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Paris in the 1960's
3. Yves Saint Laurent: His Career
4. Yves Saint Laurent: His Designs
5. Pierre Bergé
6. The 1971 Scandal Collection
7. The 1971 Scandal Collection in Pictures
8. Wrap-up
Session 3: 1970s and Kenzo (Takada) (July 17, 2018)
The hippie and punk movements, Sonia Rykiel; The Fashion Show.
7 lessons
1. Introduction
2. From the 1960's to the 1970's
3. Sonia Rykiel
4. Kenzo: From Bunka College to the Paris Fashion Scene
5. The Fashion Show
6. Denim
7. Summary
Session 4: 1980s and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (July 24, 2018)
Japanese designers Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto in Paris; Supermodels and muses.
9 lessons
1. Introduction
2. The 1980's
3. Supermodels
4. Paris Fashion in the 1980's
5. Rei Kawakubo
6. Yohji Yamamoto
7. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac: Fashion Designer
8. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac: Artist and Designer
9. Summary
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Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Materials: Sketchbook
  • Hardware: Computer with audio and camera, access to a scanner
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Adobe Reader)
Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member, does not affirm that the student has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by Paris College of Art.

In order to receive college credit for these program courses, you must successfully complete and pass all 2 courses in this program. If a student signs up for the Style and Strategy in French Fashion program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

*Partial credit will not be awarded for completion of only one course.

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