Maison Lesage

Maison Lesage

Sophomores in Fashion Design were brought, L’ecole Lesage. The school was founded by Francois Lesage, the haute couture embroiderer and founder of Maison Lesage. While there, students learned some history surrounding the school and the embroidery house as well as getting embroidering lessons. Afterwards, students were brought to the Ateliers of Maison Lesage and met […]

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Crêpe Making Event

Crêpe Making Event

On Tuesday, April 16th, CRÊPES. WERE. MADE. Parsons Paris students enjoyed making their own crêpe creations, both savoury with cheese/ham/eggs or sweet with chocolate/all kinds of jam/honey/bananas 🌟     The Crêpe Event is the most popular among all students! 5 crêpe making stations were installed all around our Student Lounge, so that every group […]

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The History of the Notre Dame

The History of the Notre Dame

Yesterday evening, on Monday, April 16th, Parisians, tourists and frankly the whole world was struck with shock and awe as they watched, listened to or researched the blazing Notre Dame. In order to truly show the devastation of the matter, Parsons Paris is here, presenting a timeline of history and innovation in architecture towards the […]

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A Day at Villa Cavrois

A Day at Villa Cavrois

On Sunday, April 14th, Professor Rebecca Cavanaugh’s Redefining Modernity class spent the day in Lille, France, exploring Robert Mallet-Stevens’ architecture.  The Villa Cavrois was built between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, an industrialist from Roubaix active in the textile industry.  The Villa was occupied, ultimately looted and left in a destroyed manner after the war. […]

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Printing Fashion Festival

Printing Fashion Festival

  On March 25 and 26, 2019, the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons Paris organized the festival Printing Fashion, in collaboration with Le Plateau (Frac Île-de-France), the prestigious art institution supporting contemporary art in France with a collection over 14,000 items. This is the first festival of its kind in Paris made its debut […]

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Parsons Paris takes the Folies Bergère and Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show

Parsons Paris takes the Folies Bergère and Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show

This past week, our students were invited to attend Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at the Folies Bergère. Many of our students were beyond excited to finally step in to this world famous Art Deco building, soaking in its architecture, craftsmanship and all of the details in every corner of the building – from […]

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Mural Nomad - Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard

Mural Nomad – Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard

On Friday, April 12th, our Art and Textiles class welcomed curators Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard to their classroom for a presentation and discussion on Mural Nomad, a group exhibition around contemporary tapestry and woven art. Dragaut began the presentation explaining the importance of Le Corbusier’s tapestry work in the creation of the exhibition as […]

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HDCS Alumni, Forrest Pelsue

HDCS Alumni, Forrest Pelsue

I had the opportunity to interview HDCS Alumni Forrest Pelsue about what she has been up to since graduating! 1. What was your thesis on last year?  How did you go about it?  My thesis examined the collection, display, and discourse around craft objects in French institutions in the 20th century. I focused on the […]

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A Machine for Living

A Machine for Living

On Thursday, April 11th, HDCS students in Professor Rebecca Cavanaugh’s Redefining Modernity class went to Poissy, Paris, to observe first handily Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. Le Corbusier is not a new figure for our students, who instantly expressed awe in witnessing one of his most iconic modern architecture works. Our student’s circled the venue and […]

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Professor Kathleen Rittter and "Beat Nation: Art, Hop Hop and Aboriginal Culture."

Professor Kathleen Rittter and “Beat Nation: Art, Hop Hop and Aboriginal Culture.”

On Wednesday, April 10th, our Global Perspectives on Design History class welcomed Kathleen Ritter to discuss her work with the Beat Nation: Art, Hop Hop and Aboriginal Culture exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. While going into details about artists who’s work was shown like Nicholas Galanin and Kent Monkman, Ritter also provided statements towards […]

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