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Length
4 Sessions (adaptive)
Price
Audit (Free)
Certificate (Incl. w/ Premium)
Credit Eligible Program ($600 USD)
Institution
Paris College of Art
Subject
History and Culture, Fashion
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English
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

This course is in adaptive mode and is open for enrollment. Learn more about adaptive courses here.

Session 1: 1950s and Pierre Cardin
The post-war period and beginning of Youth Culture; The beginning of the end for Haute Couture.
Session 2: 1960s and Yves Saint Laurent
Gendered garments; The explosion of Ready-to-wear.
Session 3: 1970s and Kenzo (Takada)
The hippie and punk movements, Sonia Rykiel; The Fashion Show.
Session 4: 1980s and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Japanese designers Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto in Paris; Supermodels and muses.
Enroll for College Credit

Credit Eligible

Kadenze has partnered with Paris College of Art to offer this program for 2.0 college credits.*

How much does it cost?

This course costs $600 USD to take for college credit.

*Upon completion, this rigorous college-level program will provide credits that are recognized and transferable from the partnering institution. Credit as workload and transferability is defined by the granting institution. Participation in these courses does not represent an acceptance decision or admission from the institution that offers them.

Learning Outcomes

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

Certificates
Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: Style and Strategy in French Fashion. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 2 courses in the Style and Strategy in French Fashion Program and is offered for credits from Paris College of Art.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

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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