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Visit to the BnF: Documenting & Archiving Performance

Visit to the BnF: Documenting & Archiving Performance

Students from AMT, SDM and Fashion Design in the “Bodies in Space” course taught by Emmanuel Cohen went to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF, French national library) yesterday. They visited the Rotonde des Arts du spectacle (Rotunda of Performing arts), a section dedicated to the exhibition of the archives of performance. The BnF on […]

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Maison Lesage

Maison Lesage

Sophomores in Fashion Design visited L’ecole Lesage, the school founded by the haute couture embroiderer and founder of Maison Lesage, Francois Lesage. There, students learned the history of the school and the embroidery house, as well as getting first-hand training in embroidery. Students also toured the Ateliers of Maison Lesage and met with the artisans […]

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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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Dolce & Gabbana Facade Design Contest

Dolce & Gabbana Facade Design Contest

A selected group of 15 Parsons Paris students was asked by Chelsfield Ltd. to come up with a design for the facade covering the Dolce & Gabbana boutique this summer at 54 Avenue Montagne in Paris. The design needed to merge Dolce & Gabbana’s colorful Sicilian style with the spirit of Paris. In communication with […]

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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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