Instructor: Enrica Guidato
Credit hours: 3--Contact hours: 45
Course number: ART 261
Dept: Fashion Design
Prerequisite: none

Course description:
This clothing and society course focuses on the socio-cultural significance of dress by offering students a framework for interpreting the meaning and use of clothing in their personal lives.  Upon completion, students should be able to analyze clothing as a form of communication.  Students will learn about the origins and functions of clothes, how garments affect personality, and how the roles of clothing in society from ancient times to the present affect people.  They will also study the most important historic periods of fashion and look closely at international contemporary clothing habits. In the course, students will examine the connection between the body and clothing, and will study the individual and social motivations for wearing clothes. During the course students will learn about the need for clothing, examining how clothing affects all aspects of ancient and modern society: from private and sexual life to the public and social spheres.
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Enrica Guidato
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Enrica Guidato comes from Lecce, Italy. After receiving her scientific Diploma, she moved to Florence and then New York where she received her Associate Degree for Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology S.U.N.Y. She also received a Diploma for Apparel Design at Ent-Art Polimoda Institute in Florence, Italy. 

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