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Before fashion editors like André Leon Talley and Anna Wintour, there was the seminal Diana Vreeland. Celebrated for her impeccable style, larger than life persona, and impressive career, she influenced not only the fashion world, but the museum world as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition On view through September 20, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm FREE! For the eighth year, this annual exhibition celebrates the art and artistry of Primetime Emmy® Nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
Teresa, Unfortunately, we don't have a pattern for the Incroyable suit. As to who you might contact, I'd suggest researching museums that have costume or pattern holdings and sending inquiries. Of course, the Met has probably the largest collection of Charles James garments and patterns, but you never know what might be tucked away in another collection! Consider contacting LACMA, the Phoenix Museum of Art, and the Indianapolis Museum. All of these institutions have substantial costume collections. Good luck!
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Since 2005, London artists Desmond Lingard and Charles Fegen have designed The Sybarites™, fully articulated, sixteen-inch tall mannequin-like dolls. Dressed in hand-crafted high-fashion garments, these collectibles capture the spirit of the world of haute couture. This exhibition features their latest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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This post is the last in a series exploring the five themes of Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection. So far, we've looked at Studios, Genres, Designers, and Wardrobe. Today's post examines the interaction between film stars, studios,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Chatelaine Pin 1955 Gold-plated metal Gift of Jimmie Romero in memory of Christie Romero 2012.943.28AB This Love-Cuffs chatelaine pin was but one item in a line of "solid gold look" hand-cuff themed jewelry manufactured by Alice Jewelry of Providence, Rhode... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
Hi Phil, The FIDM Museum is located just a few blocks from the LA garment district so we're often able to purchase mannequins locally. We tend to display more women's clothing than men's, so we don't have one source we use for male forms. If you'd like, send me an email and I can offer some sources, though I'm not sure if they ship: rharris@fidmmuseum.org.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on Floating forms at FIDM Museum Blog
Hello Alma, I am so sorry to hear that you had trouble when you visited us! I've sent you an email responding to our experience. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Rachel Harris FIDM Museum Social Media Manager
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Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection explores five themes: Studios, Genres, Designers, Wardrobe, and Stars. Today's post highlights the behind-the-scenes work of the many workers who made real the costumes envisioned by costume designers. If you haven't read... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition July 22-September 20, 2014 Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm FREE! For the eighth year, this annual exhibition celebrates the art and artistry of Primetime Emmy® Nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors. The costumes included... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection explores five themes: Studios, Genres, Designers, Wardrobe, and Stars. Today's post focuses on Designers, including background on how various designers got their start in the film industry. If you haven't read the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
Lucky you, Charley! Someone in your family must have worked for Lucien Lelong.
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Today's post offers a look at the many steps involved in curating Artfully Adorned: Jewelry from the Christie Romero Collection. Now on view in the Annette Green Fragrance Archive, this exhibition explores two centuries of jewelry history. Below, former Interim... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection explores five themes: Studios, Genres, Designers, Wardrobe, and Stars. During the exhibition, we'll bring you blog posts highlighting each of these topics. If you didn't catch the first post in this series,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Mariano Fortuny c. 1920 Metallic stenciled silk velvet Gift of Joan Beer and Donald Damask 2013.1250.66 International Inspiration: The Donald and Joan Damask Collection FIDM Gallery Orange County June 26, 2014–November 1, 2014 Monday through Friday (by appointment) 10 am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Venice at night (via) Join FIDM Museum Curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson on a fabulous Fashion Council trip to Italy! From November 14-23, 2014, they will lead a trip to Venice and Florence. While in Florence, participants will attend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection explores five themes: Studios, Genres, Designers, Wardrobe, and Stars. Over the next few weeks, we'll bring you blog posts highlighting each of these topics. Today's post explores costume design during the early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Underpinnings c. 1900-1903 Edwardian era (1901-1910) underclothing was the height of seductiveness, erotic and extravagant. The laborious application of embroidery, lace insertions, and ribbon work onto foundations of silk faille and cotton lawn was excessive for "garments not destined for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection is now open at the FIDM Museum! Through November 1, 2014, see selected sketches and costumes from Hollywood's Golden Age. Sketches featured in the exhibition were loaned to the FIDM Museum by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Costume designer Walter Plunkett was born on this day in 1902. To celebrate the occasion, we offer you a French hood designed by Plunkett for Young Bess (1953), a fictionalized biography of Queen Elizabeth I. It was first published in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Playgrounds of the World silk swatch Spring/Summer 1928 H.R. Mallinson & Company Gift of Roberta Tuller 2006.865.5 In 1928, H.R. Mallinson & Company, a New York based textile design and manufacturer, introduced a new line of printed textiles. Titled Playgrounds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
Hi Judy, What a fun umbrella to use as a child! Our code of ethics prohibits us from offering valuations for objects. I'd suggest checking online auction sites for comparable objects such as similar umbrellas or work by Peter Max. This will hopefully give you a rough idea of the value.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2014 on Peter Max umbrella, c. 1968-70 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Astute fashion observers quickly realize that fashion is cyclical. Silhouettes, colors, motifs, and styles disappear, only to reappear years, or even decades, later. Some styles, like the diaphanous drapes of ancient Greco-Roman dress, seem to inspire more revivals than others.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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"Multiple Costumes." Harper's Bazar (June 16, 1894) 476. FIDM Museum curators are currently seeking an intern or volunteer to assist with research for an upcoming exhibition and catalogue on women's sportswear from 1800-1950. The project will begin in summer or... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Want an unforgettable look behind the scenes at the FIDM Museum? Led by one of our talented curators, these one-hour tours take visitors inside our state-of-the-art storage facilities. Tours are tailored to meet the specific interests of your group. Fascinated... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog