This course offers a survey of key aspects of British fashion from 1500 to the present day, including womenswear, menswear, accessories, and more. We will examine selected features of producing, consuming, and representing dress, relating important shifts in fashion to historical developments in areas such as trade, economics, politics, and visual culture. Students will study examples of historical clothing as well as depictions of it, and become familiar with a variety of methodological approaches to its study. The majority of classes will take place in Bedford Square, London, and be formed of illustrative lectures, class activities, discussion of set readings, and student presentations. Each lecture is described in the syllabus and includes discussion questions, required as well as recommended readings, and recommended films. Several classes will take place on location, at museums and archives, and will explore important collections of British dress and of British everyday life and fashionable consumption. Class Notes: Please note that students accepted to the Gallatin Fashion in London Program will be given registration priority for this course. Students in this program take all three Gallatin Fashion courses (Fashion, Culture & the Body, History of British Fashion, & Global Fashion Industry: Britain).All other students may attempt to enroll in this course starting at their assigned registration appointment times, space permitting.