Travel to Italy with the FIDM Museum Fashion Council


1024px-Santa_Maria_della_Salute_in_VenedigVenice 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 the Costume Colloquium IV: Colors in Fashion. Please contact Christina Johnson for detailed itinerary:

The journey begins in Venice, where we’ll explore the artistic heritage of this fascinating city. Outings will include a city tour and visits to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Burano Lace Museum, and Fortuny Museum. Next, we’ll travel to Florence for another private city tour, shopping, more museums and Costume Colloquium IV: Colors in Fashion. This biannual conference unites the world’s top fashion scholars in exploring a particular topic. FIDM Museum Curator Kevin Jones will present his paper, A Colony of Colors: The Iconic Playboy Bunny.

All Colloquium participants will join excursions to the Emilio Pucci Archive, the Palazzo Pitti, and the Stibbert Museum, among other institutions. Receptions will provide opportunities for making new fashion-loving friends, and partaking in delectable Italian cuisine! We are going to have a great time, and raise funds for The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, too!

November 13: Depart
Nov 14-16: Venice Hotel Santa Chiara (3 star)
Nov 17: Travel to Florence Hotel Pitti Palace Ponte Vecchio (4 star)
Nov 17-23: Florence and Colloquium
November 24: Depart for LA

Cost: Includes airport transportation, hotels, breakfast, tours and museum entry fees, Fashion Council dinner, Colloquium fees, all Colloquium receptions, and excursions.
$3,400 Double Occupancy per person
$4,050 Single Occupancy per person

* Airfare is additional, to be arranged by participant. We will provide a suggested flight.
* Participation includes a $500 tax-deductible donation to the Larson Project.
* Participation is capped at 12 people. Cost will not increase, but may decrease with full capacity.
* Participants must register by July 15, 2014.


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