Abby Lillethun

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Associate Professor, Art and Design

Speech Building 006
BFA, University of Georgia
MFA, Florida State University
PhD, The Ohio State University
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Appointments in 20 minute blocks on M, T, and W may be booked at :

Office hrs for appointments are: M, T, W 9:30 to Noon.

The Fashion Studies Office is closed on Fridays. During breaks in the Academic Schedule, I am avaiable by email.
If you need immediate help, call the Department of Art and Design at 973 655 7295

NOTE: THE Fashion Minors (Merchandising and Design) require a 3.00 GPA in credits earned at MSU. Please keep this in mind if making an appointment to enroll in the minors.


Research and scholarship:
Fashion theory
Dress and textile history with focus on: the Aegean Bronze Age; and early 20th-century design
Reform of teaching dress history toward a global perspective

Teaching at MSU:
ARTX 120: Introduction to Apparel Design
ARTX 122: Culture and Appearance
ARTX 230: Fashion Illustration
ARTX 304: Introduction to Research
ARTX 320: Dress and Fashion Hisotry: Prehistory to 1800
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

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