Upcoming Exhibitions

Dates
June 12, 2015
December 19, 2015
10am–5pm
Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday.
Closed July 3rd, 4th and 18th
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Donald and Joan Damask have devoted their lives to creating and collecting outstanding design. Their professions have focused on luxury marketing and fashion design; a shared collecting vision serves as inspiration for this work and resonates with the couple’s personal aesthetic. This exhibition presents an overview of the Damask’s important gift to the FIDM Museum including: historic avant-garde fashion and world dress; limited edition art books; seminal images by high-fashion photographers Willy Maywald (1907–85) and Horst P. Horst (1906–99); photographs, sketches, and books by artist-aesthete Cecil Beaton (1904–80); and theatrical designs by Erté (Romain de Tirtoff, 1892–1990).

Dates
August 24, 2015
February 20, 2016
9am–5pm
Monday through Friday.
Location
FIDM Orange County
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Admission
Free to the public

During the 1860s, women’s dress expanded to enormous circumferences thanks to hoopskirts manufactured from graduated sprung-steel rings held together with vertical cotton tapes. This infrastructure suspended many yards of fabric around the waist without the need for multiple starched petticoats, which unencumbered the legs and created an elegant sway in motion.