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In this course students study the modes of dress in society from Dior’s New Look of 1947 to the present. Curriculum covers historic events, social movements, the arts, celebrities, trends, and popular culture, and their relationship to fashion. Emphasis is on contemporary dress, why it is worn, what it reflects from the past, and what it might signal for the future.