Fashionista (9 & up)
A survey of the history of modern dress in Europe and the US, with a focus on women designers from Claire McCardell to Miuccia Prada, their emancipatory influence as well as other cultural contexts and significance.
We will respond to these histories in multiple fashions (!), including creating sketches for our own lines (gathered together in an artists' book or portfolio), adorning ourselves and each other, and researching and writing about the designer of our choice, or about a theme that runs through the history we will be investigating.
"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." -- Coco Chanel