Fundraising Friday: Rêves de Fleurs

Our garden is growing! The current exhibition Fleurs: Botanicals in Dress from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection has inspired FIDM students to create fashion illustrations putting a modern twist on these historic floral fashions. Their illustrations are currently on display alongside complementary pieces from the permanent collection.Reves

Designers include Rudi Gernreich, Michael Novarese, James Galanos, Emilio Pucci, Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré, and Norman Norell. Don't miss this temporary installation, titled Rêves de Fleurs–"Flower Dreams." As always, admission is free! 

200611613-5Detail, Evening Gown
Gianfranco Ferré for Dior
Fall/Winter 1989-90
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale

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 1,400 historic garments and accessories from four centuries.

20037943Evening Coat
Norman Norell
c. 1967
Gift of Clarissa Dyer

Helen Larson spent 50 years assembling her collection; now, it is in danger of being dispersed forever or absorbed into another private collection, inaccessible to students, researchers, and the general public. The FIDM Museum urgently needs your help to save the Larson Collection!

201011305-3Detail, Evening Gown
Geoffrey Beene
Gift of Larry Belger & Susan Belger

Please make a contribution online or by mail, or join our #4for400 social media campaign to donate $4 (or more) by texting "Museum" to 243725. Donations are tax deductible; if your company or organization has a matching gift program, your support will go even further. 


Christian Dior
c. 1950
Museum Purchase

You can also help by spreading the word on social media, using the #4for400 hashtag. The FIDM Museum as until the end of 2015 to finish raising the necessary funds, so please join the campaign and help save 400 years of fashion history!

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