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Today's guest post by FIDM Museum summer intern Moira Murphy offers a peek behind the scenes of our 9th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition, on display until September 26. Admission is free! ********* I arrived in Los... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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It is with deep sadness that the FIDM Museum & Galleries announces the passing of Horacio Avila, our Gallery Creative Director. Horacio began designing exhibitions for the FIDM Museum as a FIDM Visual Communications major in 1994. He especially loved... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,400 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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"The nude look is the new look," Women's Wear Daily declared on February 15, 1966. In Paris, daring couturiers like Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent were crafting barely-there dresses of unlined chiffon, strategically embellished with sequins or bands of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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You'll never see a pointy witches’ hat on the WGN series Salem, says costume designer Joseph Porro, adding: “I actually don’t like black.” Because the show--shot on location in Louisiana, standing in for colonial Massachusetts--uses so much candlelight, Porro looks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,400 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Last fall, the FIDM Museum lent a Marlene Dietrich dress to the exhibition Light & Noir: Emigrés and Exiles in Hollywood, 1933-1950, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The strapless evening gown in a paisley floral pattern--created by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Join us this Saturday, August 22, in the FIDM Museum foyer for tasty TV-inspired treats in honor of our 9th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition! Relive The Affair with Savory Seaside Dips. Experience Orange is the New... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,400 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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In today's post, Associate Curator Christina Johnson takes us behind the scenes of Inspired Eye: The Donald and Joan Damask Design Collection at the FIDM Museum, explaining how the exhibition's design serves the concept suggested by the objects on display.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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A week ago today, the fashion world lost designer Arnold Scaasi (1930-2015), whose gowns have been seen on the red carpet and on First Ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush. Scaasi is best known for his outrageously theatrical looks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,400 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Donuts and a DJ welcomed guests--including fashion bloggers, designers, and FIDM students and supporters--to the FIDM Museum's #4for400 Launch Party on August 4th. The museum is asking for donations of $4 (or more) to save 400 years of fashion history,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Join FIDM Museum curators, students, and supporters at our free #4for400 Launch Party TODAY from 3 to 7pm. We'll kick off our social media fundraising campaign to save the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection with food, music, fabulous raffle prizes,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,200 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum frequently partners with museums around the world to lend treasures from our collection to special exhibitions. Objects from the museum's collection are currently on display at the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, D.C., as part of 100... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Join the FIDM Museum in #4for400, our social media fundraising campaign to acquire the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. This remarkable collection of 1,400 rare objects represents 400 years of fashion history. The Helen Larson Collection would serve as a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,200 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition wasn't the only one to open this week in our Los Angeles galleries. Another new installation--Fleurs: Botanicals in Dress from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection--examines sartorial techniques that create eternal springtime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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For the ninth year, the FIDM Museum is hosting the annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition. It opens to the public today after a gala celebration on Saturday night. Unseasonable thunderstorms couldn't keep away the crowds, which included... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,200 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Ralph Rucci's (b. 1957) designs are as monumental as they are intricate, meant for a cerebral clientele. His inspirations often come from the fine art world--Cy Twombly paintings or Richard Serra sculptures. Rucci launched his eponymous line, Chado Ralph Rucci,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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In honor of Bastille Day, we salute legendary French footwear designer Roger Vivier (1907-1998). Before working for Delman and Dior, Vivier studied sculpture at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris--training evident in his ingenious heel constructions. Roger Vivier, Paris... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,200 historic garments and accessories from four centuries. Each Friday, this blog will present an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog