Paris is the heart of fashion and a center for many industries. Much of the history of Haute Couture or high fashion resides in Paris. Program participants will be visiting museums, historic sites and businesses within the city of Paris, providing an overview of magnificent design and retailing icons. Participants will explore window shopping as inspiration and appreciation of European style and Parisian culture. From this abroad experience, students will have a better understanding of the importance of Paris and its historic and contemporary influence on a global fashion market. Professional dress is required at all of the appointments. Otherwise casual and relaxed dress is acceptable for sightseeing, and appropriate dinner attire. Please do not, however, wear shorts or non-dressy jeans. We will be doing a lot of walking when visiting appointments, so make sure you have comfortable dress shoes or plan to carry a tote for shoe changes.
FT 3173. Global Fashion Study
A professional study experience which provides students with an overview of the fashion industry. May include tours of manufacturing facilities, manufacturing-related companies, design facilities, retail stores, shopping centers, manufacturer's showrooms, trade associations, and auxiliary enterprises. Initial commitment to the study tour and subsequent enrollment must be approved by the instructor. May be repeated twice for additional credit. One lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours
Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. People from all over the world travel to Paris to discover and experience this fairy-like city. Paris is the city of love, inspiration, art and fashion.
Dr. Sheri Dragoo
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NOTE: In-class instruction for FT 3173 occurs during the Summer I 2018 semester. The abroad portion of the course takes place during this term.
** Indicates a rolling registration process. Once Education Abroad processes the initial registration, registrants will be be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the registration deadline.