June 8–24, 2016 (depart June 7 if flying directly from the US)*
*Note: Dates and itinerary subject to change

European cities underwent dramatic change between the Belle Époque of the late 1800s and the Great War ending in 1919; the old order was overturned and the modern world full of potential, rebellion, and newness was born. During these years of rapid change, modern aesthetics in fashion and design were advanced, rejected, imported, rejuvenated, and protested. We will explore these developments through the enduring legacies found in the cities of London and Paris and examine their influences on contemporary design and style. In London we will consider the design products of late Victorian opulence and its counter culture movements of Arts and Crafts and Aesthetics. From the home turf of style idols William Morris and Oscar Wilde we cross under the English Channel to arrive in the Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec and Emile Zola. We will discover the beauty of the City of Light in its Art Nouveau architectural icons and luxurious couture fashion. In both cities, we will balance historical collections with visits to contemporary practitioners and sites.

Highlights will include:

Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and / or 3 credits ARTHI (4000-level)

Caroline Bellios, Fashion
Bess Williamson, Art History, Theory & Criticism

Program fee: Approx. $2,800 (including accommodation and ground transport; not including airfare).

PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,438 per credit hour;
Graduate—$1,527 per credit hour.

Budget at least $1,600 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).

Online registration begins: March 16, 2016

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Tuesday, February 9, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 111

Thursday, March 3, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 112