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Radu Stern

Radu Stern is Director of Education at the Musée d'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Titles by This Author

Clothing as Art, 1850-1930

The late nineteenth-century invention of "fashion" as we understand it today inspired avant-garde artists of the period to create an art form to counter commercial fashion. These artists saw clothing not as a symbol of class distinction but as a force for shaping experience—an opportunity to make things new, to go beyond the traditional boundaries of art.