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Starts on Jul 3, 2018
This exclusive course is part of the program:
Style and Strategy in French Fashion
Go at your own pace
4 Sessions / 13 hours of work per session
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
Portuguese, English, Spanish; Castilian, French
Topics
Couture, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs
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Gaultier to Louboutin: Style & Strategy in French Fashion

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

This 4-session survey course covers the main designers in Parisian Fashion from the 1990s to today, 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. Students are shown how the past influences and shapes the present.

The first session focuses on the 1990s, globalization, and the designers Jean-Paul Gaultier and Issey Miyake. The second session highlights four top Anglophone designers: Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. The third session summarizes the main changes in business models and the arrival of large luxury conglomerates at the beginning of the century. It also features Christian Louboutin as a designer. The final session is devoted to students’ final presentations and projections about the next developments in technology, business models and media.

In addition to weekly quizzes on designers and techniques, students are required to complete readings and participate in weekly online discussions and the course culminates with a personal research project in which students use primary sources to research the influence of French fashion on a contemporary designer of their own choosing.

schedule

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

Session 1: 1990's and Jean-Paul Gaultier (July 3, 2018)
Jean-Paul Gaultier; Issey Miyake; Globalization; Perfumes
8 lessons
1. Introduction
2. The 1990s
3. Jean-Paul Gaultier
4. Designer Accessories
5. Issey Miyake
6. Issey Miyake's Pleats Please
7. Initial Instructions for the Final Project
8. Wrap-up
Session 2: 2000's and The Anglophones (July 10, 2018)
Tom Ford, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs & Alexander Mc Queen; Star designers.
8 lessons
1. Introduction
2. New Economic Models: The Example of the Gucci Group
3. Marc Jacobs
4. Tom Ford
5. John Galliano
6. Alexander McQueen
7. Final Project Assignment
8. Wrap-Up
Session 3: 2010's and the Rise of Luxury (July 17, 2018)
Louboutin; Accessories; the Luxury Business
7 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Focus on Shoes
3. Christian Louboutin
4. The Main Players in the Luxury Fashion Industry
5. Masstige
6. Final Project Assignment
7. Wrap-Up
Session 4: A Look Ahead (July 24, 2018)
What's next in fashion technologies, materials, business models and media?
5 lessons
1. Introduction
2. New Developments: Materials and Technologies
3. New Developments in Business Models
4. New Developments: Social Media
5. Course Wrap-Up
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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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