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Abby Lillethun

Associate Professor, Art and Design

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BFA, University of Georgia
MFA, Florida State University
PhD, The Ohio State University
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Appointments in 30 minute blocks on M and T may be booked at:

Office hrs for appointments are: M and T 9:30 to Noon, and often T 1 to 2:30 PM.

The Fashion Studies Office is closed on Fridays. During breaks in the Academic Schedule, I am available by email.
If you need immediate help, call the Department of Art and Design at 973 655 7295, M-F 8:30 AM to 4PM.

NOTES re Fashion Studies Minors and Major in FASH:
*A 2.75 GPA earned at MSU is required to apply as an internal transfer for the Fashion Studies BA. An appointment with me is also required.

*The Fashion Minors (Merchandising and Design)require a 3.00 GPA earned at MSU. If you are not a FASH major, note that ALL PREREQUISITES for the courses in the minors are required and thus will take more than 18 semester hours for non-FASH majors. Some (ARTX122 and ARHT 106)of these prereqs are applicable to GER categories. An appointment with me is also required.


Research and scholarship:
Fashion theory
Dress and textile history with focus on:
*global fashion history
*fashion history pedagogy
*the Aegean Bronze Age; and early 20th-century design
*Asian-Western design exchange,1880s—1935

Teaching at MSU:
ARTX 120: Introduction to Apparel Design
ARTX 122: Culture and Appearance
ARTX 230: Fashion Illustration
ARTX 320: Dress and Fashion History: Prehistory to 1800
ARTX 321: Dress and Fashion History: 1800 to Today
ARTX 345: Fashion Study Abroad (2015: Paris; 2014: Florence; 2013: London; 2012: Paris & Antwerp; 2011: Rome, Florence, Milan; 2010: London & Paris)
ARTX 400: Senior Seminar—Fashion Promotion and Fashion Show Production
ARTX 410: Fashion Forecasting

Office Hours


9:30 am - 12:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


9:30 am - 12:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm