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MA Fashion Studies Y2 – Thesis Defense Schedule

We are glad to announce this year’s Graduation Week is finally knocking on Parsons Paris door!

MA Fashion Studies Y2 students’ Thesis Defense will take place on:

Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th of May both at 45 rue Saint Roch and on Zoom.

Here you can find the full schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday.



10.00-10.45 Jacqueline Lopez 

Fashion for Sale: The Auction Space 

Supervisors: Antoine Bucher and Laurent Cotta 

11.00-11.45 Maria Ida De Ioanni 

Shoes, Masculinities and Performance: The Case of Christian Louboutin 

Supervisors: Antoine Bucher and Laurent Cotta 

12.00-12.45 Renata Hernandez  

Systematization of Thought and Body: The Fragmentation of an Idealized Masculinity in  the Third Reich 

Supervisors: Antoine Bucher and Laurent Cotta  

13.00-14.00 LUNCH 

14.00-14.45 Mary Kelleher 

Poetry in Fashion: The Role of Performative Poetry in Fashion Shows 

Supervisors: Marco Pecorari and Antoine Bucher 

15.00-15.45 Jiaxuan Wu  

Ancient Costume in Chinese Moving Image Productions: Constructed Selves in the  Twenty-first Century 

Supervisors: Morna Laing and Antoine Bucher  

15.45-16.15 COFFEE BREAK 

16.15-17.00 Natalie LaBarbera  

Fettered Flourishment: The Effect of Restricted Creativity on the Mental Well-Being of Fashion Journalism Professionals 

Supervisors: Marco Pecorari and Morna Laing

17.15-18.00 Jessica Clark  

Discovering Fashion Ethos Through the West African Practice, Adinkra 

Supervisors: Jonathan Square and Morna Laing 

18.15-19.00 Aishwarya Pureti 

The ‘New Androgyny’: A Discourse on its Effects on the Configurations of Gender and  Identity in India 

Supervisors: Morna Laing and Marco Pecorari 



10.00-10.45 Bethany Miller  

Bangladesh as a Sacrifice Zone in a Neoliberal System 

Supervisors: Morna Laing and Géraldine Blanche 

11.00-11.45 Violet Thompson  

‘Trying Different Aesthetics’: An Examination of Time, Gender, and Authenticity through  Style Communities on TikTok 

Supervisors: Jana Melkumova-Reynolds and Morna Laing 

12.00-12.45 Ayaka Kitagawa 

The Conservatory Turn in the Fashion Museum: The Digital Evolution of the Discourse  and Display of Conservation 

Supervisors: Marco Pecorari and Stéphanie Ovide 

13.00-14.00 LUNCH 

14.00-14.45 Jun Chen  

The ‘White, Immature, Thin’ Woman: Modern Chinese Women’s Experience with Body  Image and Beauty Standards 

Supervisors: Antoine Bucher and Morna Laing 

15.00-15.45 Noyonika Sircar  

Vogueing the Crisis: Glamorising the Pandemic 

Supervisors: Morna Laing and Jana Melkumova-Reynolds  

15.45-16.15 COFFEE BREAK 

16.15-17.00 Ilaria Trame  

Beyond the Library: A Study of Fashion Documents’ Archival Spaces 

Supervisors: Marco Pecorari and Miren Arzalluz 

17.15– 18.00 Stephanie Lever  

Curating the Gaze: Ways of Seeing in the Space of the Fashion Exhibition 

Supervisors: Laurent Cotta and Miren Arzalluz 

18.15-19.00 Rhea Saad  

Staging the Self in Everyday Life: Studio Shehrazade During the Golden Age of Lebanon

Supervisors: Antoine Bucher and Miren Arzalluz 


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