2019-2020

Style Revolution: How We Changed Clothes in 1795

Gender Studies/Politics/Psychology/Economics/Anthropology

This project studies a tipping point in the history of clothing, when monarchic sumptuary hierarchy gave way to individual style choices. At the heart of the project will be a forgotten decade of radically liberating Paris fashion for women, strongly influenced by India.

Students interested in the design, sexuality, politics, psychology, economics, or anthropology of clothing will have the opportunity to work with newly discovered primary sources.