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We're so fortunate to work with talented, curious, and motivated interns! Today's post, by intern Rachel Panella, dives into a unique area of our collection: the Gianni Versace Menswear Archive. Consisting of donor Marvin Worth's extensive Versace wardrobe, the Archive... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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Intern with the FIDM Museum! We are currently seeking a talented and motivated intern to assist with digital asset management, object labeling, and inventory projects. Interns must keep a weekly commitment of 15–40 hours for at least 12 weeks. This... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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Happy birthday to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel! Born 130 years ago on August 19, 1883, Chanel was an innovator and savvy self-promoter. Her eponymous brand is still going strong with designer Karl Lagerfeld at the helm. In tribute to Chanel, Lagerfeld... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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3rd Annual FABULOUS! Soirée benefiting FIDM Museum Fashion Council's campaign for acquisition of The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection. FIDM Museum Fashion Council invites you to an event benefiting the FIDM Museum. This year will be the most FABULOUS! Soirée... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at FIDM Museum Blog
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Associate Curator Christina Johnson recently curated an eclectic exhibition at the FIDM OC Gallery. In today's post, she describes how she combined diverse objects, from an Armani suit to a Chinese bamboo garment, into a cohesive, intriguing exhibition. ********** International... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Rudi Gernreich was born on this day in 1922! August 8, 2014 would have been his 92nd birthday. Born in Austria, Gernreich immigrated to the United States in 1938. After settling in Los Angeles, the fledgling designer produced his first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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On Thursday, July 31, the FIDM Museum & Galleries celebrated the release of SPELLBOUND™, the latest collection of handmade Chalk White™ couture Superdolls™. Designed by London artists Desmond Lingard and Charles Fegen since 2005, these fully articulated, sixteen-inch tall mannequin-like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Yves Saint Laurent was born on this day in 1936. Active in the Paris haute couture from 1953 until his retirement in 2002, Saint Laurent is considered one of the most influential designers of the latter 20th century. Saint Laurent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at FIDM Museum Blog
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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 Jul 29, 2014 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 Jul 24, 2014 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