Become an Expert
Follow the history of haute couture from its dawn to the present days. Learn to define the fashion trends and styles of the leading trendsetters.
in the history of fashion
Duration: 16 hours
Pricing: $49 USD
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Video course in English
Who is this course for?
Everyone interested in fashion
You will learn how fashion trends are created and see how beauty standards have changed over the decades.
People involved in the fashion industry
You will study the history of the major fashion houses and learn to differentiate the works of famous designers.
Design students
You will find out about the unique styles of different couturiers, how the styles were created, where designers took inspiration, and what we can learn from them.
What is the format of the course?
Full HD
High-quality sound
16 hours of the salient information
Real emotions and charismatic lecturers
Detailed description and helpful visuals
Tests for self-assessment after each lecture
The course will help you:
1.
identify fashion eras and styles
2.
notice references in new collections
3.
discuss what influenced the history of fashion
4.
understand how fashion trends emerge
differentiate the styles and techniques of famous designers and couturiers
5.
Study process
Study process
Course program
The Birth of Haute Couture
We will talk about the Belle Epoque, formation of high fashion syndicate, trends at the time of World War I.
Module 1
Milestones in the history of haute couture over the past one hundred years
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Module 1. The Birth of Haute Couture (2 hours)
Names: Frederick Worth, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel
1
The beginning of the 20th century
2
The Belle Epoque and its ending
3
World War I and the changes in the costume design
4
Comfort and simplicity as the main elements of the costume
5
The 20s of the 20th century
6
The creation of the high fashion syndicate and the birth of the industry
7
The era of Russian ballets and the charm of oriental exotica
We will discuss how fashion changed in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and how The Great Depression and World War II affected it
Module 2
World War II and Counterrevolution
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Module 2. World War II and Counterrevolution ( 2 hours)
Names: Cristobal Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, Claire McCardell, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy
1
30-50s in the history of costume
2
The Great Depression and the influence of World War II
3
Hollywood as the main fashion venue
4
Luxury as a response to the post-war simplicity
5
The new standing of women
6
The return of the feminine silhouette and the birth of the ready-to-wear era
We will study the roles of models and couturiers, the influence of the subcultures, student revolutions, and space on fashion.
Module 3
Fashion Revolution and the Space
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Module 3. Fashion Revolution and the Space (2 hours)
Names: Yves Saint Laurent, Emilio Pucci, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Kenzo Takada, Valentino Garavani, Sonia Rykiel, Yohji Yamamoto
1
The 60s and 70s in fashion
2
The sexual revolution
3
Space, student revolutions, subcultures: how they influenced the costume and culture
4
Interinfluence of street fashion and haute couture
5
The new generation of couturiers and the increasing role of models
6
The emergence of the cult of youth
7
National and ethnic motives in fashion
8
Emphasis on oriental culture
9
Clothing and how the Asian tradition views it
We will talk about the 1980s, the triumph of sportswear on the runways and the revival of fashion houses.
Module 4
Pretentiousness and Elegance
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Module 4. Pretentiousness and Elegance (2 hours)
Names: Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Giorgio Armani, Franco Moschino
1
Pretentiousness and exuberance as the main focus of 80s fashion
2
Popularization of sportswear and sneakers on the runways
3
Jeans becoming a luxury item
4
The renaissance of great fashion houses
We will discuss the impact of social context has on fashion, the Antwerp Six's contribution to fashion, rave culture and neon.
Module 5
The 90s. Minimalism
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Module 5. 90s. Minimalism (2 hours)
Names: Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten, Jean Paul Gaultier
1
Simplicity and social context as a response to the fashion of previous decades
2
The motto of the era: individuality, originality, and reflection of one's personality in clothes
3
Attention to a human body and the exploration of its limits
4
Sporty chic, neon, rave culture, and sloppy grunge aesthetics
5
The Antwerp Six and how it changed fashion forever
We will study the rules of fashion and aesthetics of our time, the influence of the digital space on fashion, and the rethinking of the past.
Module 6
Fashion of the New Century

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Module 6. Fashion of the new century (2 hours)
Names: Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Raf Simons, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Demna Gvasalia, Maria Grazia Chiuri
1
Blurring the boundaries
2
New aesthetic ideals
3
Variety of beauty concepts
4
Beginning of a new century: urbanism, glamour, and normcore
5
New rules of the fashion industry and the influence of digital space
6
Nostalgia and rethinking the past
Bonus lecture
Coco Chanel: Love, Fashion, Art, and Secrets
2 hours
Bonus lecture
Bulgari, Tiffany, Cartier: Haute Couture Jewelry
2 hours
Who created this course
Our actor
Sarah Lee Walker
Why are lectures delivered by actors?

More often than not, specialists who are over the moon when writing their papers and doing their research do not feel enthusiastic about delivering their ideas and texts in front of a camera. This understanding influenced our decision to invite actors who feel comfortable and confident when being filmed. The expertise of our authors ensures high-quality content, whereas the professionalism of our actors buoys up its appeal to the audience.
Author
Elizabeth Fandorina
This specialist has created the text and notes of the lectures by using recent scientific literature.
Fashion lecturer
Editor
Nelli Kundryukova
Art historian, PhD student in art history
The editor has made the text of the lecture more coherent, structured, and easy to follow.
English editor
This person proofreads the translation and makes sure the definitions used in the lecture are accurate.
Alex Vanbroke
Translators
We are sure that education should have no frontiers. This accounts for our decision to translate our lectures into different languages. Thus, you can learn what you are interested in no matter where you are.
Anna Durden
Anastasia Grace
Sound director
Alex Dekar
John Cosgrove
Video editor
The sound director is responsible for the excellent quality of sound and video.
Thanks to the video editor, you can listen to the lecturer and follow the presentation
which boosts your understanding of the information delivered by the speaker.
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Finally sorted out the history of art in my head thanks to your course. Great job, guys! It's really convenient you divided lectures into modules. The speaker was nice to listen to, and I loved the deep delve into the details of each painting you talked about. For sure, it's better to learn about painting with pros than browsing through weird websites.
Samantha Lewis
Finished watching the course on cognitive psychology. I was looking for the comprehensive content that would give me a clear understanding of the subject, and perhaps better my perception of myself and improve my relationships with other people. No regrets about the money paid for the course, Art for Introvert does a great job when it comes to psychology, examples from real life, and clear explanations of what stands behind our actions, thoughts, desires and traumas. Thank you!!
Philip Mallbrow
I've just completed the course Become an Art Historian. Awesome format. The presentation of the material was fascinating, and 24 hours just flew by. I’m glad that for once I’ve spent my time meaningfully. Pulling myself together to take another course, on architecture this time.
Susan Ross
FAQ
What is the best way to take this course?
We recommend that you listen to all the lectures one by one to get a full picture. But, of course, you can also start from the part that interests you most.
Is there any time limit for taking this course?
There is none. Watch the course at your own pace.
Can I re-watch lectures after completing the course?
Sure! You have perpetual access to the entire course – and can return to it anytime.
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