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FIDM Museum is thrilled to announce that LONDON will be the next destination for the 2015 Fashion Council Voyage! Next summer, London will play host to several world-renowned fashion exhibitions, including the ground-breaking Alexander McQueen retrospective Savage Beauty at the... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at FIDM Museum Blog
Hi Stella, I'd suggest looking around online and keeping your eyes open. Charles James patterns are rare, but you might be able to find some on Ebay, Etsy or the Simplicity website for vintage patterns (http://www.simplicity.com/c-390-vintage.aspx). I hope this helps!
Hi Diane, Unfortunately, our code of ethics prohibit FIDM Museum staff from making appraisals or offering valuations. I'd suggest sleuthing around online to see if you are able to find any comparable bottles. These might offer you an idea as to the value of your piece. Good luck!
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With the Golden Globe Awards just past and the Academy Awards one month away, it's the time of year when red carpet fashions are on our mind. The red carpet as an arena for a celebrity viewing probably first emerged... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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On February 10, 2015, the FIDM Museum & Galleries opens two new exhibitions. The 23rd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition presents the best film costumes of 2014. The exhibition includes a range of costume genres, from fairytale... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog is on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly. Giorgio di... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Happy New Year from the FIDM Museum! Our blog is on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Our regular blog readers might remember the swoon-inducing marriage proposal that took place in our very own Galleries last year on Valentine’s Day. Fittingly, the proposal occurred inside the exhibition of BLISS: 19th Century Wedding Gowns from The Helen Larson... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Corset 1890s Gustav Jaeger, Designer Wool & metal Museum Purchase 2009.5.1 German physician Gustav Jaeger (1832-1917) advocated wearing wool undergarments next to the skin for health purposes in his book Sanitary Woolen System, first published in 1878. Flannel and jersey... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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We have some spooky, startling objects in our collection, including hairwork jewelry and the bat hat, but nothing beats the Mordor Orc and the Lord of the Dead prosthetic heads. Can you imagine meeting this creature in the dark corners... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Edith Head, costume designer extraordinaire, was born on this day in 1897! Head designed costumes for hundreds of films and dressed some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Kim Novak, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Mae... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Survival Jacket Franco Moschino Spring/Summer 1991 Museum Purchase 2005.5.36A-U Survival of the fashion fittest is the theme of Franco Moschino's (1950-1994) tongue-in-check Survival Jacket. Made from khaki twill, a fabric associated with military uniforms or safari gear, it features a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Thanks to FIDM Museum Registrar Meghan Hansen for today's post! It features a highlight of our collection: a gown worn by Marlene Dietrich both on-screen and off. Designed by Irene Lentz Gibbons, Dietrich's gown will be on display at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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On Friday, October 10, members of the Western Region of the Costume Society of America gathered in Portland, Oregon for a chance to meet, greet, and talk fashion at the annual regional symposium. Held at the Museum of Contemporary Craft,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Charles Frederick Worth was born 189 years ago today, on October 13, 1825! Considered the pre-eminent fashion tastemaker of the latter nineteenth-century, Worth labeled his garments, ensuring that his creations were perpetually associated with his name, persona, and aesthetic. He... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Evening Jumpsuit Hubert de Givenchy Fall/Winter 1968 Transfer from The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology 97.291.13AB Hubert de Givenchy (b. 1927) learned his craft by training with some of the most illustrious names in 20th-century haute couture: Jacques... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Support Fashion Council’s efforts to keep The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection intact and at the FIDM Museum by “adopting” an item from the collection. Garments and accessories chosen for adoption from this exceptional collection are likely to be exhibited... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog