Fashion as Art

Fri, Feb 03

Fashion show set with the center of the stage filled with a square woodland scene. Trees, animals, and a stream with a bridge over it.


  • To understand the performance and production behind the Thom Browne runway

  • To engage critically with the exhibition of the work of fashion designers in art museums

  • To analyze the complex relationship between art and fashion design


Guest Speakers

Thi Wan -- Design Director, Thom Browne

Thi Wan was born in Burma, raised in Brooklyn, and graduated from Parsons School of Design.  He is currently at Thom Browne as design director.   (Full Bio)


Julie Henderson Black and white smile model shot with black tank top and curly hair, smiling
Julie Henderson

Julie Henderson ('00) -- IMG Models

A life-long athlete, Henderson received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Notre Dame in Marketing on a basketball scholarship, and was a member of ROTC—the highly-selective pilot-training program—prior to joining the high-achieving, well-heeled ranks of successful multi-hyphenate models. 

Henderson is devoted to promoting diversity, and co-founded Curves For Change, a non-profit organization for models to collectively engage in philanthropic efforts. 

(Full Bio)