Helen Larson Fund
—A Special Way to Donate
The FIDM Museum & Galleries is excited to announce the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection fundraising campaign. Your financial support is needed to acquire this stellar collection of historic dress. To raise the necessary funds, we are asking for restricted, tax-deductible pledges.
Gathered over a fifty-year period by Los Angeles-based dress historian Helen Larson, this collection helped to establish the academic study of fashion history. Dating from 1600 to 1950, the collection consists of women’s, men’s and children’s fashions. Within the collection are garments associated with Queens Victoria, Alexandra, and Mary of England, Czarina Marie of Russia, and Empress Eugénie of France. Major haute couture designers represented include Worth, Doucet, Pingat, Fortuny, Poiret, Vionnet, and Chanel. Thank you for your help in bringing the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection to the FIDM Museum & Galleries and keeping it as an important California research repository.