Olympe Boisse & New Orleans: A French Modiste in an American City

Meet Madame Olympe! Curator Kevin Jones relays the story behind the mysterious, intriguing southern businesswoman who thrived in a world of male-dominated industry, and survived an internal conflict that threatened to tear this country apart… The... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum Registrar Job Posting

Are you a museum professional with a dedication to organization and a passion for fashion history? Read on for an exciting opportunity! The FIDM Museum seeks a qualified Registrar to oversee daily operations and multiple on-going projects. The ideal candidate... Read Article ››

Ready-To-Wear, Italian Style

In this blog post, we’re treated to a slice of Italian fashion by Emily Mushaben. Emily is a master’s candidate in her final year in New York University’s MA Costume Studies program and is the FIDM Museum’s Donald and Joan Damask 2021 Summer Study... Read Article ››

Introducing the NEW FIDM Museum Website

The FIDM Museum is proud to debut our newly designed website, complete with a fresh color palette, streamlined organization, and most importantly, plenty of resources at your fingertips – all on one easy-to-use site.  Start your research off with a... Read Article ››

Sporting Fashion Catalogue Contest Winner

Today we are thrilled to share the winner of our Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 catalogue giveaway! Congratulations to…drumroll…high school student Manusree More! We asked for a paragraph on how participating in sports... Read Article ››

The Legacy of Pierre Cardin

At the end of 2020, the fashion industry lost an icon: Pierre Cardin, a cultural revolutionary whose career spanned over seven decades. Best known for his futuristic designs that embodied the youthful ideals of the Space Age and swinging sixties, Cardin... Read Article ››

Babes in Fragment-land!

Just in time for the holiday season, FIDM Museum Registrar/Coordinator Leigh Wishner shares her research on our 'Toy Solider' textile fragment, likely inspired by the 1934 MGM classic Babes in Toyland. Read on to learn how this dynamic textile... Read Article ››
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