TCU: Fashion & Interiors in Paris

TCU: Fashion & Interiors in Paris


– The main objective is
really for the students to experience the culture. They get to see (French music) how the fashion industry works there. It’s very different than
what their experience here in the United States,
so it’s really for them to see the costume, the history, Paris being such an iconic
city for the fashion industry and the couture market there, so it’s really wrapping
that culture and history and fashion all together for them. – Going to the YSL couture
house, oh my gosh I got chills, because everything was
left how he left it, and we got to see some of
the designs that he had done and the books that he had sketched and it was all under plastic
paper and we got to see it. I mean, that was cool, I think
everyone in the whole class, got shivers going up their arm when we walked in his
personal space, his room. – It’s a wonderful opportunity to solidify what we’ve studied in the classroom and get some more hands-on detail. So, for Versailles, for example, that was a pretty big
turning point with Louis XIV, for historic dress and how we
think about dress from now on, and you can actually be
there and see the detail and get a more internal objective
of how those changes made. – I loved every second of it. I got to got to this place
that I wouldn’t be able to go to without TCU’s influence, and there some things that you got to do because you’re with a school program versus just going by yourself. I wouldn’t have understood
the significance of King Louis’ shoes if
I hadn’t taken this class and gone with the professors
to go on a study abroad trip to see this painting in
the historical monument that it was in and we wouldn’t
have been able to go visit the Legeron in Paris, the flower maker, if we hadn’t been in with our professors that had the contacts to get us there. It was just amazing, you got
so much more out of the trip than you would have if
you just went by yourself. – They can travel to Paris on their own but to be able to go in
and meet with companies that they wouldn’t normally
be able to go and meet with. It’s great networking opportunity for them and it gives them a little bit, it’s almost validation, of what
they’re learning in school, they’re seeing it actually operational. And they can take that
experience into the workplace. – [Stephanie] I’m hoping that the students are able to progress from being a consumer to thinking about all these things as an insider in the industry so you can start to
apply what you’re seeing to what you might want
to do in the future.


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