Study Tours

Study Tours

Fashion in Florence
November 16-24, 2014

Gucci, Pucci, Capucci…

Join CSA for a week of shoes, shopping, sightseeing, and scholarship in Florence, Italy! This study tour runs November 16-24, 2014. Highlights include private tours of fashion museums and studios, plus all the events and academic sessions of the major European fashion conference Costume Colloquium IV: Colors in Fashion. Places are limited and the tour is expected to fill up quickly, so please register as soon as possible if you would like to participate. Non-members and students welcome.

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A $500 deposit reserves your space; the balance is due by July 31. The deposit can be made by credit card (may include an additional processing fee) or by wire transfer. Payments should be made to our Florentine travel agent One Step Closer, Via Santa Maria 8, 50014 Fiesole, Florence. To reserve your spot and pay the deposit, please contact Valentina Grossi at +38 055 59420 or and cc

Questions? Contact CSA Study Tour Organizer, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell at

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Read Catherine Cerny's tour recap



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