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Abby Lillethun

Chairperson, Art and Design

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BFA, University of Georgia
MFA, Florida State University
PhD, The Ohio State University
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For consultations regarding the Fashion Studies program, please contact Fashion Studies Program Coordinator Prof. Susan Eid should you seek such information at:

the publication of Fashion History: A Global View by Linda Welters and Abby Lillethun (2018)
Fashion History: A Global View proposes a new perspective on fashion history. Arguing that fashion has occurred in cultures beyond the West throughout history, this groundbreaking book explores the geographic places and historical spaces that have been largely neglected by contemporary fashion studies, bringing them together for the first time.

At Bloomsbury's webpage (the paperback link)


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

Teaching at MSU:
ARTX 201(prior 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; 2020: Paris)
ARTX 400: Senior Seminar—Fashion Promotion and Fashion Show Production
ARTX 410: Fashion Forecasting