About the Class
Fashions of the 1920s reflected a myriad of stylistic influences across the fine and decorative arts known collectively as art deco. Inspired by our spring exhibition, Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray, this class will show how the work of influential designers and couturiers like Madeleine Vionnet—who designed the most revolutionary garments of the period—and artists like Sonia Delaunay, blurred the traditional boundaries between commerce and fine art.
Sauro is assistant professor of costume history and director of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University. With over 20 years’ experience in the field of historic costumes and museums, she has curated several exhibitions, including Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (2015).