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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
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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 2 days ago 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 4 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 1,200 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
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On top of the world, or at least way above London...the FIDM Museum Fashion Council hanging out on the London Eye after a full week of behind-the-scenes tours, fashion exhibitions, and lots of tea and taxis!! Come join us for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Set between the glories of Napoleon Bonaparte's rule and Queen Victoria's namesake era was the age of Romanticism, a time of heightened emotional expression, intense nationalism, and widespread interest in the medieval period. Delicate bonnets and patterned waist ribbons with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum is fundraising to acquire a remarkable collection of rare historic fashion, ranging from gowns worn by Queen Victoria to stunning couture creations of the twentieth century. The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection encompasses 1,400 pieces and represents... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Society ladies maintained highly structured social lives in the years leading up to World War I, requiring many different types of clothing. After doffing her morning dress, a lady might change into an afternoon suit for a stroll, choosing an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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American clothing manufacturers looked to Europe for design inspiration in the years before World War II; London for tailored daywear and Paris for elaborate eveningwear. Not until combat closed France's borders were American designers, such as Claire McCardell, enthusiastically promoted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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In keeping with this week's beachy blog theme, here is a very different swimsuit, made of equally impractical materials. The publicity surrounding the scandalous bikini (introduced in 1946) had subsided by the 1960s, but not the carnal delight in gazing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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It's the first day of summer vacation for FIDM students! Where better place to spend it than the beach? This Jazz Age man's swimsuit from the FIDM Museum collection is hardly recognizable as beachwear today. Gender-segregated swimming hours were strictly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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With the FIDM Museum curators and social media team heading to London for our 2015 Fashion Council Voyage, the blog will be featuring new posts drawn from our FABULOUS! catalogue for next two weeks. Look for all-new Fundraising Friday posts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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The FIDM Museum fondly remembers a special friend and donor, designer and educator Elizabeth Galindo. Elsa Schiaparelli Fall/Winter 1938-1939 Gift of the Galindo Family 2010.886.1AB Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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It's Fundraising Friday! 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 assembled by the late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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It's Fundraising Friday! 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 assembled by the late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Stephen Burrows (b. 1943) became one of the first African-American fashion designers to achieve international fame when he participated with four other American designers in a fashion show held at the Palace of Versailles in 1973. The landmark event--chronicled in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Friends of the FIDM Museum gathered at the Los Angeles campus Thursday night to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Inspired Eye: The Donald and Joan Damask Design Collection at the FIDM Museum. Donald Damask, Joan Damask, Associate Curator... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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It's Fundraising Friday! 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 assembled by the late... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog
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Named for the 70-carat Kimberly Diamond, the Kimberly knitwear company was "the Rolls Royce of the knitwear industry," according to Women's Wear Daily--a description the company's car-collecting founder must have appreciated. Jack Lazar (1911-1990) liked to say he learned about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at FIDM Museum Blog