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I am out of the office until 05/30/2017. Hello, Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office Monday, May 15 - Monday, May 29. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Meghan Hansen at mhansen@fidmmuseum.org or 213-623-5821 x3277. Best regards, Joanna Abijaoude Note: This is an automated response to your message [FIDM Museum Blog] James submitted a comment to Franco Moschino Survival Jacketsent on 05/27/2017 2:23:50. This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away. DISCLAIMER This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Use or distribution of this email by an unintended recipient is prohibited and may be a violation of law. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then destroy the document. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of FIDM. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. FIDM accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
I am out of the office until 05/30/2017. Hello, Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office Monday, May 15 - Monday, May 29. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Meghan Hansen at mhansen@fidmmuseum.org or 213-623-5821 x3277. Best regards, Joanna Abijaoude Note: This is an automated response to your message [FIDM Museum Blog] villa interior designers in hyderabad submitted a comment to Sun-Drenched Style Now Opensent on 05/26/2017 4:31:33. This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away. DISCLAIMER This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Use or distribution of this email by an unintended recipient is prohibited and may be a violation of law. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then destroy the document. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of FIDM. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. FIDM accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sun-Drenched Style Now Open at FIDM Museum Blog
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Legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell was born May 22, 1970, and stormed the fashion world at the young age of fifteen. The London born-and-raised original super was famously the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine and both French and Russian Vogue; she has appeared on over 500 magazine covers and walked for almost every major fashion designer imaginable. After thirty plus years in the business, she continues to make waves in the fashion industry. Now, much of Campbell's time is spent on her charity Fashion For Relief. In honor of the always fierce and indomitable model,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
I am out of the office until 05/30/2017. Hello, Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office Monday, May 15 - Monday, May 29. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Meghan Hansen at mhansen@fidmmuseum.org or 213-623-5821 x3277. Best regards, Joanna Abijaoude Note: This is an automated response to your message [FIDM Museum Blog] AFL Sports News submitted a comment to Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda Steven Plochocki Collectionsent on 05/20/2017 9:08:57. This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away. DISCLAIMER This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Use or distribution of this email by an unintended recipient is prohibited and may be a violation of law. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then destroy the document. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of FIDM. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. FIDM accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
I am out of the office until 05/30/2017. Hello, Thank you for your email. I will be out of the office Monday, May 15 - Monday, May 29. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Meghan Hansen at mhansen@fidmmuseum.org or 213-623-5821 x3277. Best regards, Joanna Abijaoude Note: This is an automated response to your message [FIDM Museum Blog] Newsklic submitted a comment to International Womens Daysent on 05/20/2017 9:10:46. This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away. DISCLAIMER This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Use or distribution of this email by an unintended recipient is prohibited and may be a violation of law. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then destroy the document. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of FIDM. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. FIDM accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
Toggle Commented May 20, 2017 on International Women's Day at FIDM Museum Blog
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You met one of the FIDM Museum's strongest supporters, Linda Plochocki, when we interviewed her a few weeks ago. Now, we want to take you behind-the-scenes of our latest exhibition in the History Gallery inspired by Linda and her husband Steven's generous donations to the Museum. This exhibition will showcase objects the couple has donated or helped to purchase for the FIDM Museum, and will also highlight a few of Linda's rare pieces from her personal collection. Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda & Steven Plochocki Collection opens to the public on June 6, and we can't wait for you to see... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Today's post comes from Registrar Meghan Hansen, who has been working diligently to organize and catalog the FIDM Museum's Michel Arnaud Fashion Photography Archive. Read her account of digitizing the collection in advance of her Summer 2018 exhibition Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive! ************************************************************************************************************************************** The FIDM Museum is home to a little-known treasure-trove of haute couture and prêt-a-porter runway photographs, which until recently was rarely seen and never exhibited. The Michel Arnaud Fashion Photography Archive was established with a single donation by Arnaud Associates, the business founded and still maintained by photographer Michel Arnaud. In... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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We are thrilled to announce the next exhibition in the FIDM Museum History Gallery: Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda & Steven Plochocki Collection opens to the public on June 6, 2017. The exhibition will feature thematic objects donated and collected by the couple, and will explore their long-time love of fashion history and support of the FIDM Museum. The gallery design is one of our most extraordinary efforts to date thanks to Creative Director Peter Lam- we can't wait to share it with you! While our Curators are busy preparing the exhibition, our Newsletter Editor Elisabeth Hinckley sat down with Linda... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared April 25 "La La Land Day," and we were happy to be part of the city's official celebrations! Our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition was extended one more day to welcome visitors, and we raffled off a DVD in addition to serving movie-themed concessions and picture-perfect La La Land cookies. FIDM Students participated in a design competition inspired by the film, and Costume Designer Mary Zophres selected the winning illustration by Olivia Mancivalano. La La Land-themed cookies, courtesy of Lionsgate! The finalists of the student fashion design sketch competition Winner Olivia Mancivalano... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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“No one was more skilled at combing history and the far corners of the world for inspiration and translating these foreign motifs into contemporary Parisian terms.”[1] Paul Poiret is often credited with bringing elements of Far East design into French high fashion in the early twentieth century. Yet there were several forward-thinking houses that excelled at combining international inspiration with exquisitely-made couture garments. Callot Soeurs, a business run by the talented Callot sisters, was known for tunics, lingerie, nightgowns, and evening wear that incorporated touches of the exotic in the most elegant fashion. Whereas Poiret’s designs at times veered toward... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Our Curator, Kevin Jones, was at The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens today speaking to in-house docents about his favorite subjects: late-19th century and early-20th century fashion. His presentation was titled Dress in Diamonds: American Princesses and Gilded Age Fashion. Did you know our curators are available for private talks and presentations? Contact the museum to learn more! Caption: Consuelo (Vanderbilt), 9th Duchess of Marlborough, 1902. Dressed for the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Visitors to our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition are consistently surprised at the level of ornate detail they notice in each costume. Subtle design elements give depth to the ensembles; construction techniques such as pleating, embroidery, leather work, and beading provide textures that make a costume three dimensional on screen. These details can also help the actor or actress feel connected to their role, and assist them as they build their character. For example, the purple silk tunic worn by Alice in Through the Looking Glass features top hats, rabbits, and stylized letter A's woven within the fabric... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is home to a robust collection of fragrance and beauty objects, from luxuriously packaged Lucien Lelong lipsticks to the suggestive glass bottle of Schiaparelli’s Shocking perfume. One name in particular among our signature scents remains relevant in today’s cosmetics industry: Estée Lauder. In honor of International Fragrance Day, we are sharing a selection of our charming Estée Lauder mini perfume compacts – tiny, collectible trinkets filled with solid scent. Introduced in 1967, production of these one-of-a-kind compacts are now an annual holiday tradition for the company. Perfume compact c. 1993-1997 Gift of the Annette Green Museum at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
The FIDM Museum is excited to announce the Lori and Sal Santamaura Summer Study Grant. Open to U.S. citizens, applicants should be enrolled in a graduate program in fashion history or museum studies; consideration will also be given to students beginning their graduate program in Fall 2017. The eight-week (35 hours per week) Study Program will introduce a student to the fashion-focused Museum field. This may include working on a collections-based project, cataloging, curatorial research, and installation experience. Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to shadow each FIDM Museum staff member and participate in educational field trips to other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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We are happy to join the global celebration of International Women's Day! Although the exact origins of this annual holiday vary depending on the source, most historians agree its formation is tied to the textile and garment industry. Much like the founding of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, International Women's Day was a response to the horrible working conditions found in factories during the Industrial Revolution. According to the United Nations, a 1908 demonstration of 15,000 New York City garment workers protesting poor wages, long hours, and dangerous working conditions inspired the creation of National Woman’s Day in 1909... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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We are thrilled to share that Associate Curator Christina Johnson will be sharing her extensive knowledge on fashion designer Rudi Gernreich at the Costume Society of America's Western Region symposium. Modernism Mode: Fashions, Fabrics, and Interiors in Mid-Century America will be held on Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at California State University, Long Beach. Inspired by Frank Bros.: The Store that Modernized Modern, the symposium will feature noted scholars presenting their research on how the mid-century modern aesthetic was conveyed in American fashion, textile, and interior design. In addition to Christina Johnson, panelists include fashion and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The name Max Factor is synonymous with beauty, Hollywood, and glamour. As an inventor, he created a new formula of makeup adored by movie stars and school teachers alike. As a businessman, he changed the way women viewed cosmetics forever. One of the most important names in beauty, and “the first to start manufacturing makeup on a large scale for regular women, Max Factor is rightfully credited with defining the makeup industry as we know it today.”[1] Maksymillian Faktorowicz grew up in Lodz, Congress Poland (a sovereign state that was once the Russian part of Poland) in the late 19th... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Our institution is proud to house a robust collection of specialty materials relating to fashion, such as sketches, magazines, books, patterns, fashion plates, photographs, ephemera, and even personal designer archives. However, archive collections take an enormous amount of time and dedication to organize in order to make them accessible to students, researchers, and the public. We've had fantastic Library and Information Studies interns help us facilitate these projects (in fact, we're seeking one more intern!), and today's blog post follows the initial steps to ordering a scattered and delicate archive. Below, intern Marissa Maggs walks us through the process of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Experience the FIDM Museum's two new exhibitions with a unique day of live performances, delicious food, and educational talks and tours! We invite you to join us for the annual Fashion Council Royal Tea on Friday, March 3 at 1:00 pm. The day begins with a catered tea inside a lovely tent in Grand Hope Park. Associate Curator Christina Johnson will then speak about the Spanish influence on robe de style dresses of the 1920s, followed by an exclusive concert performed by LA Opera singers! We wrap the event with a private tour of our exhibitions Exotica: Fashion & Film... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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It's our favorite time of year - the opening of two brand new exhibitions! We are thrilled to share with you the very special 25th anniversary of our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, as well as Exotica: Fashion & Film Costume of the 1920s. Both exhibitions showcase phenomenal examples of design and creativity, and both provide a commentary on the mystical allure of Hollywood, onscreen and off. Our Social Media team was at the Press Preview of the exhibition to interview costume designers featured in the exhibition about their design processes, research methods, and creative inspirations. Keep reading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Get all of the information you need to visit our upcoming exhibitions, opening Tuesday, February 7: LOCATION: 919 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California 90015 HOURS: 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday Remember, our exhibitions are always free! 25th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Costumes from Crimson Peak designed by Kate Hawley, 2016 FIDM Museum’s annual exhibition has become a tradition for LA locals and movie lovers alike. This unique show celebrates costumes that help bring memorable film characters to life, and gives visitors the opportunity to see the craftsmanship produced by Hollywood’s top costume designers.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
The FIDM Museum is hiring! We are currently seeking a full-time Museum Coordinator to join our team. Please read the following job description and qualification requirements carefully. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to info@fidmmuseum.org no later than Thursday, February 9th. We look forward to hearing from you! Job Title: Museum Coordinator Responsibilities: Museum Office Manager: Works with Museum Director and Museum & Gallery staff in preparing and tracking budgets for Museum & Galleries Oversee budget data entry in I5 system Organizes activities and events between the Museum & Galleries, Museum Shop, Fashion Council, FIDM Departments, and outside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Do you have a background in Archives or are you currently an MLIS student? We are looking for an intern to help process FIDM Museum archival collections. If you're interested, please contact Associate Curator Christina Johnson with your cover letter and resume: cjohnson@fidmmuseum.org. We look forward to hearing from you! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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We are so proud of our growing Special Collections objects here at the FIDM Museum. Thanks to Associate Curator Christina Johnson's dedicated interest in historic photography, we have had the opportunity to amass a significant collection of photographs that teach us about the cultural context of fashion (you can read Christina's previous posts about historic photography on the blog here, here, and here). We were lucky to have archivist-in-training Marissa Maggs interning with us over the past few months; Marissa helped us catalog this important collection in our database, and created an organized and systematic method of storage. Eventually, all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Earlier this year, the FIDM Museum had the honor of participating in a special collaboration with Christian Dior - and we're finally able to share the stunning results with you! The famed French fashion house will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2017. To mark this milestone, Dior partnered with Assouline to publish the ultimate anthology of the brand's history. The set will be comprised of seven individual volumes, one for each Head Couturier: Christian Dior (1947 - 1957); Yves St. Laurent (1958 - 1960); Marc Bohan (1961 - 1989); Gianfranco Ferré (1989 - 1996); John Galliano (1997 - 2011); Raf... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at FIDM Museum Blog