Is anyone interested/applying/attending this fall? http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ma-fashion-studies/ I spent all of my teen years thinking I'd love to become a fashion historian and work in the Costume Institute, only to be sucked into the world of academia, where fashion is typically viewed as frivolous and frowned upon. Despite a deep and enduring appreciation of well-made clothing, my intentions up until this semester were to apply to Ph.D. programs in archaeology with a focus on museum studies for Fall 2011 (I graduate in Spring 2011). Then I realized a few weeks ago--hey, I get bored with this a bit too easily, and I'll be damned if I pursue a career where I'm constantly looked down upon and considered unintelligent and a poor scholar just because I like pretty things. So I started considering my former plan, which still got my pulses racing, and looked at fashion programs for graduate school, with the intention of perhaps completing a Ph.D. a bit later in life. So has anyone seen the new MA program at Parsons in Fashion Studies? It sounds a bit too post-modern BS for my tastes at times, but overall it sounds like an excellent program well-suited to my interests and career goals. I wish I had an academic advisor who I could speak to about applying to this program (and also, likely, FIT's Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, and Museum Practice program), but alas, all of them think I'm all but throwing my life away (ironically, the second curator-in-chief at the Costume Institute, with whom you might be familiar, Richard Martin, was an alum of my college). If there are any graduate students entering Parsons' Fashion Studies program, I would LOVE to hear what you already know about it. If anyone is interested in the program, I'd love to hear about your backgrounds, why you're considering applying, etc.!