ESP Biography



ELLE SCHEFFEL, Wellesley first-year studying Art History




Major: Art History

College/Employer: Wellesley College Student

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Past Classes

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A15318: Fashion Through the Architectural Lens in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Pierre Balmain once described fashion, or rather dressmaking to be the architecture of movement. Indeed, in both art forms, we witness identical concerns for proportions and volumes as well as the desire to find the right balance between creativity and functionality. Through the pieces of Hussein Chalayan, Iris Van Herpen, Thierry Mugler, Rei Kawakubo, and Pierre Balmain, the interchangeability and close parallels between the two mediums, and how knowledge in one influences creative decisions in another are evident. In this class, we hope to draw particular connections between architecture and fashion—the incorporation of geometric perfection, the contradiction and confluence of fluidity and structure, and the defiance of gravity. At the same time, we hope to provide a space for students to utilize what they have learned in a hands-on experience: creating one fashion piece (accessories/shoes/etc. accommodated) that references architectural concepts.