History of Fashion I/ Contemporary Perspective

OSH 965 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: Students will be introduced to contemporary fashion developments from the Victorian Era to the WWII post-war years and Christian Dior’s “New Look.”  The course will cover the birth of Haute Couture, historical events influencing Fashion, relevant Fashion turning points, important trailblazing designers, and the particular styles and silhouettes of each era studied. Upon completion of this course students will be able to recognize the particular fashion styles from the studied eras, their cyclical reappearance and reflect upon the parallelism between society’s Zeitgeist and the history of costume and how they impact and influence each other.


Week 1

Introduction to course.

Week 2

Edwardian Era/WW1.

Week 3

Roaring Twenties.

Week 4

1930s Decade/From Dazzling to Functionality.

Week 5

The 1940’s/WWII Years.

Week 6

Era of Optimism/ 1950’s -Early 1960’s.


Instructor: Ms. Dolleen Viguie

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020