Le Quatorze Juillet

What better time than Bastille Day to celebrate French fashion?  We've written extensively about French designers represented in the FIDM Museum Collection on our blog; below, you'll find links to just a few of our favorite articles. Who is your favorite designer from France? Tell us in the comments section!

Paul Poiret

Poiret

Tunic
Paul Poiret
c. 1913
Purchase
2008.25.4

Boué Soeurs

Boue soeurs

Girl's dress
Boué Soeurs
c. 1924-25
Gift of Lloyd Costen
2006.876.3AB

Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine

Evening gown
Madeleine Vionnet
c. 1936-1938
Museum Purchase, Funds provided by Mrs. Tonian Hohberg
2008.5.50AB

Jacques Fath

Fath

"St. Charles" afternoon dress
Jacques Fath
Spring/Summer 1953
Museum Purchase
2010.5.26

Christian Dior

Dior

"Virevolte" 3-piece suit
Christian Dior
Fall/Winter 1955
Black and white wool twill
Gift of Mrs. Herbert Lawrence
81.443.1A-C

Coco Chanel

Coco

Two-piece suit
Gabrielle Chanel
Spring 1964
Transfer from the Museum at FIT
2004.291.24AB

André Courrèges

Andre

Mini-dress
André Courrèges
c. 1965
Gift of Mrs. Richard Gold
81.1965.008.1

Hubert de Givenchy

Givenchy

Evening dress
Hubert de Givenchy
Autumn-Winter 1968-69
Silk velvet, cockerel feathers
77.116.14
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale

Yves St. Laurent

Yves

Evening dress
Yves Saint Laurent
Autumn-Winter 1979-80
Silk velvet, silk satin
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale
2006.116.54

Thierry Mugler

Thierry

Thierry Mugler
S/S 1998 Ready-to-wear
Museum Purchase
2005.5.22AB

 

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