Practice your French and learn about French Fashion (B1)

Learn and discuss in French about the history of French Fashion, the life of famous French Designers and the new trend in French Fashion. You will also be able to share your own passion about French fashion. We will learn about designers such as: Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and more through texts, films and photos. This is an interactive course, so at the end of the course you will get an unlimited budget (virtual) to go shopping (virtually) in Paris and you will present your choice to the class.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Coco Chanel, Henri Gidel édition J’ai Lu.
  • Dior et Moi, Christian Dior, édition Dior.
  • Pierre Cardin, Sylvana Lorenz, Edition J’ai Lu.
  • Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography Laurence Benaim, édition Livre de Poche.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • History of French Fashion and find out who started the French Fashion.
  • Life and style of the icon of French Fashion Coco Chanel, success and scandal.
  • Life and style of Christian Dior. When and why did he start to work in fashion?
  • Why Pierre Cardin was so visionary in his approach.
  • The success of Le Breton and the special item we all can afford to have in our ‘garde-robe’.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent’s style and regret YSL burn-out.
  • The origin of the huge success of Louis Vuitton.
  • French accessories from Hermes, Lacoste to Lamboutin.
  • Latest trends in fashion based on Sustainable Fashion. Shopping (virtually) in Paris.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Speak French with confidence about French fashion.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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