The American Look: Fashion and American Culture
Kessler, E. (PI)
Holbert, J. (TA)
Course on fashion and its representation in various media that considers its place in US culture from the 19th century through the present. Close study of different categories of clothing, from dresses and suits to jeans and sneakers, addresses topics such as the relationship of fashion to its historical context and American culture; the interplay between fashion and other modes of discourse; and the use of fashion as an expression of social status, identity, and other attributes of the wearer.
Letter or Credit/No Credit