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This is a research guide for Charles Schoonmaker's courses Historical Dress: Baroque and Rococo (DRA2284.01) and Historical Dress: The 19th Century (DRA2285.02)

Historical Dress 17th-19th Century

Course Description

Historical Dress: Baroque and Rococo (DRA2284.01)

This class will examine the fashions of the late 17th century and the 18th century in the western world. We will consider the fashions of the period in the context of the culture and the political and technological shifts of the time. We will familiarize ourselves with the silhouettes and fashion terms of the time.


Historical Dress: The 19th Century (DRA2285.02)

This class will examine the fashions of the 19th century in the western world. We will consider the fashions of the period in the context of the culture and the political and technological shifts of the time. We will familiarize ourselves with the silhouettes and fashion terms of the ‘Age of Empire’.