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Minor in Fashion History and Culture

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1940's Bunny Dress

1940's Bunny Dress

The Minor in Fashion History and Culture provides a unique opportunity for students to develop an understanding of the origins and evolution of dress and fashion in relation to global societies and cultures. Clothing and appearance (i.e. dress) are forms of non-verbal communication. Varying social, national, ethnic and gender groups project their identities through their dress. When examined from both historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as through analysis of cultural differences, clothing and appearance contribute to our understanding of the world. As an interdisciplinary subject, the development and importance of dress and fashion from pre-historic times until present day incorporates historical, economic, aesthetic, technological, social and cultural factors that influenced clothing change.

The minor is open to students majoring in any academic discipline and across all colleges. The minor is awarded only to students who have applied and admitted to the program.  The UD Online Catalog lists the required courses  for the minor.

For questions about the minor in Fashion History and Culture, please contact:

Dilia Lopez-Gydosh

Professor Kelly Cobb showing a student the Fashion and Textile Collection

A student working in the Fashion and Textile Collection

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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8713
  • United States Fashion Industry Association