Fashion Fundamentals



Historic Costume Project

Working alone or in pairs students will research an area of their choice that refers to an influential factor in Fashion’s History.   You will compose a catalogue that a consumer of your time period would use to order designer fashions. 

Below is a list of possible topics that you may choose from, however you may also choose something different than the examples listed below either within the category or pick a completely different category.

  • A particular type of ethnic clothing
      Native American

• History of a specific period of type - You may pick from almost any time period, but here are a few suggestions to get you thinking.
  Any Century, 16th, 17th, 18th, etc.
  Any Decade in the 20th Century

• History of a specific type of garment
  The Suit

• Fashion influence made by a particular person
  Queen Victoria
  Ginger Rogers
  Audrey Hepburn
  Jackie Kennedy
  Princess Diana

• Fashion influence by a particular event
  World War II
  Women’s right to vote
  Women’s Movement – Wearing Pants

• How has a cultural event changed clothing?


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