Online education from fashion industry leaders
This lecture series offers a deep dive into the rich history of fashion, covering the period from the late 19th to the early 20th century and continuing up to the 2000s.

Fashion History

7 680 UAH
Online course “Fashion History” | Freeform format
12 800 UAH
Online course “Fashion History” | Classic format
* A Ukrainian (UA) edition of the course is provided through dual-language dubbing.
Freeform format
Classic format
Without completing homework assignments or an end-of-course project, but also without a certificate of completion.
Freeform format
Lecturer feedback on homework assignments, writing and submitting an end-of-course project, and a certificate of completion.
Classic format
Halyna Kokorina
Oleksii Kraievskyi
This lecture series offers a deep dive into the rich history of fashion, covering the period from the late 19th to the early 20th century and continuing up to the 2000s. This online course will introduce you to all the key players in the fashion industry; help you understand the connection between societal developments and fashion; and teach you how to navigate fashion trends.


Access to the lectures is strictly according to the schedule. The first lecture will be available on Monday, September 18, coinciding with the cohort start date.

All course lectures are released every Monday and Wednesday. Students in the Classic format will receive several homework assignments throughout the course, each having a five-day completion window (and an end-of-course assignment).

At the end of the course, each student in the Classic format who wishes to receive a certificate of completion from the MODEISME educational platform must write, submit, and defend an end-of-course project on a given topic.

Access to all course materials is granted for one year from the cohort start date, allowing students the option to revisit lectures as needed, deepening their understanding of the subject matter.


Access to the online course is granted for one (1) year.
1. Fashion at the Turn of the 19th–20th Centuries: The Legacy of Worth.
• Charles Frederick Worth: The Phenomenon Explained.
• The Fashionable Image of the Turn of the 19th–20th Centuries.
• Couturier Jacques Doucet.
• Mariano and Henriette Fortuny.
• Paul Poiret and His Contributions to Fashion.
• Tiffany — The Leading Jewelry Company of the 19th–20th Centuries.
• René Lalique — A Notable Art Nouveau Representative.
• The Global Fame of Fabergé.
• The Jewelry House of Cartier.
• The Development of Chemistry and Its Impact on the Perfume Industry in the Late 19th Century.
• Artist and Couturier Jeanne Paquin.
• The Creative Works of the Callot Sisters.


2. Fashion of the 1910s–1920s: Beautiful or Insane?
• Art Nouveau Style and Its Brightest Stars.
• Innovative Couturier Madeleine Vionnet.
• Fashion Illustration and Fashion Magazines.
• Flappers — The New Beauty Ideal.
• The Creativity of Coco Chanel.
• Artist Sonia Delaunay.
• The Fashion House of Jean Patou.
• Designer Jeanne Lanvin.
• The Development of the Beauty Industry: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.
3. Fashion of the 1930s–1940s: Opportunities Amid Crisis and War.
• Hollywood's Influence on Fashion.
• Jewelry Designer Suzanne Belperron.
• Jeanne Toussaint and the Jewelry House of Cartier.
• Art Director of Van Cleef & Arpels René Puissant.
• Lucien Lelong — The First Designer to Introduce More Affordable Clothing Lines.
• The Work of Edward Molyneux.
• Gabrielle Chanel's "Romantic" Period in the 1930s.
• Elsa Schiaparelli and Her Fashion House.
• Innovations by Designer and Illustrator Mainbocher.
• The Creativity of Charles James.
• Robert Piguet and the House of Piguet.
• Jacques Fath and His Impact on Post-War Fashion.
• Designer Marcel Rochas.
• Nina Ricci and the House of Nina Ricci.
• The Couture House of Madame Grès.
• The Birth of the New Look.
4. Fashion of the 1950s–1970s: A New Perspective.
• Christian Dior: The Aesthetics of the Christian Dior Brand.
• The Era of Cristóbal Balenciaga (Late 1940s and 1950s).
• Italian Fashion (Emilio Pucci, Valentino Garavani, Missoni, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi Sisters, Gucci, Nino Cerruti).
• The Creativity of Pierre Balmain.
• The House of Givenchy.
• The Collaboration Between Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn.
• Pauline Trigère, the American Designer of French Origin.
• Adele Simpson and Her 50-Year Career in Fashion.
• The Work of Oleg Cassini.
• American Fashion Legend — Oscar de la Renta.
5. Fashion of the 1960s–1980s: Miniskirts and Space Age Fashion.
• Mary Quant and Swinging London.
• André Courrèges and the Space Age Theme.
• The Creativity of Pierre Cardin.
• Yves Saint Laurent and His "Theater of Fashion."
• Karl Lagerfeld and the Fendi Sisters.
• Emanuel Ungaro — One of the Designers of the Space Age.
• Innovative Design by Paco Rabanne.
• Hanae Mori.
• Avant-garde Design by Rudi Gernreich.
6. Fashion of the 1980s–1990s: Rebellion and Glamour.
• Gianfranco Ferré and Fashion as a Form of Design.
• Laura Biagiotti: "The Dress for When You Want to Be Yourself."
• Rebel Designer Vivienne Westwood.
• L'enfant terrible of French Fashion Jean-Paul Gaultier.
• Italian Chic by Gianni Versace.
• Franco Moschino: "If You Can't Be Elegant, At Least Be Extravagant."
• American Fashion Legend Ralph Lauren.
• Donna Karan and Her "Seven Easy Pieces" Concept.
• Kenzo Takada — One of the Four Japanese Designers Who Revolutionized Fashion in the 1980s.
• Azzedine Alaïa — The King of Cling.
• Christian Lacroix and the House of Christian Lacroix.
• The Main Codes of Claude Montana's Creativity.
7. Fashion of the 1990s–2000s: Total Deconstruction.
• The Career of American Designer Calvin Klein.
• The Queen of Minimalism, Jil Sander.
• The Antwerp Six.
• Martin Margiela: Cultural Significance and Commercial Success.
• The Creative Duo of Dolce & Gabbana.
• Viktor & Rolf — The Dutch House of Avant-Garde Fashion.
• Marc Jacobs: "Fashion Now Has to Have Irony."
• The Creativity of Tom Ford.
• John Galliano.
• The Genius of Alexander McQueen.
• Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy.
• Hussein Chalayan.
• Japanese Designers: Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, and Issey Miyake.
• Begin to understand fashion as a reflection of time.
• Get acquainted with all the key players in the industry.
• Start to better understand the DNA of fashion brands and their stylistic directions.
• Learn how contemporary designers utilize the legacy of legendary designers in their work.