This blog has been pretty quiet over the last few months, as I’ve been busy shooting fall fashion features, writing content and shooting editorials for the launch of Artifact 136 (more on that in another post) and prepping for my upcoming enrichment course at University of Denver, starting in November. I’m always surprised by just how much time it takes to pull together content for a course - teaching is a huge undertaking - but it’s also extremely rewarding.
So what’s the reason for this latest course? In recent years, Denver has been the unlikely center for a number of fashion retrospectives, courtesy of the Denver Art Museum and Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art, Curator of Fashion. From Yves Saint Laurent to Cartier, fashion lovers have been able to get - fairly - up close and personal with an array of clothing, accessories and fine jewelry that’s typically kept in maison archives. And in little over one month, Dior: From Paris To The World will be opening.
And that means, I’ve got to get my course pulled together pronto!
It also means that this space will continue to be a bit silent over the next few weeks as I prep "The Golden Age of Couture" for three classroom sessions + a special visit to see the exhibit. The class will cover the ten years from the launch of the Dior house through his death in 1957. We’ll also talk a bit about a few of Dior’s contemporaries, including Balenciaga, Givenchy, Balmain and Hardy Amies.
I'm really honored to have been asked by the University to teach a fashion class to coincide with the exhibit and I hope to do the material justice. Especially since I just found out that my course has sold out! -xo
Photo Credit: Christian Dior ‘Palmyre’ evening gown detail. Acetate and cellulose satin by Robert Perrier, embroidery of lamé thread, pearls, paillettes and rhinestones by Ginesty, Fall / Winter 1952. Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris