This course will provide a chronological cross-cultural survey of the history of costume. An analysis of period dress for men and women will be contextualized within the framework of supporting social and cultural infrastructures. Particular emphasis will be placed on European and North American costume addressing the evolution of fashion as a social practice. Concepts of design, as well as the motivations and influences of key historical dressmakers, tailors and designers will also be covered.
Prerequisite: FSN 232 or CCMN 201
or CCMN 279
or IRH 202 or THP 115 or THP 202