Christian Dior Personal Statement

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"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" (Confucius). Growing up under a conservative father, I never considered art as a profession even though it was always where my heart belonged. My parents wanted me to become a doctor or a lawyer, and I blindly thought that was the way to go. However, I made a life-changing decision to become a fashion designer when I watched a fashion show clip of Christian Dior couture collection in high school. Driven by the energy and excitement of the runway, I thought of creating work like that. My father didn't approve, and he told me that I should not turn my hobby into my profession because I would end up not enjoying it. Despite his advice, I showed him the quote above and told him that I want to spend my life following my passion instead of being forced to do something else. I received a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. SAIC taught me to approach fashion as an interdisciplinary medium that brings different areas of art together such as painting, sculpture, performance, fiber, and more. I feel that the time of solely creating beautiful things has ended. Accordingly, good contemporary art needs to be more substantial than a visual…show more content…
She is a professor at SAIC; who has influenced me the most. She was full of knowledge and always posed engaging questions about what fashion does. I would always stay after class to talk with her and share my thoughts on the lectures. By doing so, I started re-examining the role of fashion in our society and how clothing and culture of one time reflect each other. One of the primary research I had done with her was a progression of menswear and how it would affect the principle of masculinity.These discussions shifted my perspective about fashion towards a conceptual level rather than focusing only on
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