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Ooo-la-la! French Fashion Comes to LJHS

"Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

For the past few weeks our junior high French class has been learning how to describe their style and the clothes they are wearing by using new vocabulary and conversational skills.  In addition, they have read articles and watched clips on what fashion means across the Francophone world with a specific focus on the importance of pagnes in the West African countries of Togo and Bénin. The unit is ending with a real-world exploration of what it takes to prepare and participate in Paris Fashion Week. Students were challenged with taking on the role of stylists to help determine the upcoming year's new trends based on clips from Paris' recent fashion week. Each team selected a French fashion house, identified the house's upcoming seasonal trends, drew sketches, curated their own outfits, selected French music, and hosted/walked a runway show and created a verbal description using their newly acquired vocabulary for an audience. This year the students represented Hermès, Balmain, Saint Laurent, and Casablanca. We are #LionProud of the student's hard work!