Remembering Kenzo Takada

In 1970, a small boutique in Galerie Vivienne, Paris - painted top to bottom with lush vegetation as a tribute to Henri Rousseau’s The Dream - brought a fresh sartorial perspective to the venerated fashion capital. The store, Jungle Jap, was an antithesis... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum Special Collections Archives

We often share pieces from the FIDM Museum Special Collections, but did you know our holdings include several design archives? Today we’re giving you an overview of the archives in our collection, featuring personal papers, photographs, clippings, business... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum YouTube Channel

The FIDM Museum is proud to introduce our newly-launched YouTube channel, home of our extensive collection of video content. Catwalk History slideshow from the 2018 exhibition Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive, now... Read Article ››

Scott Barrie

In 1966, Women’s Wear Daily highlighted the innovative work of a young New York designer fresh on the scene: Scott Barrie (1941 - 1993). Inspired by Madame Grès and the sinuous gowns of the 1930s, Barrie’s fashions were based on his experiments with... Read Article ››

Paper Flowers Pattern

The FIDM Museum is full of fabulous floral fashions - now, you can make your own sartorial stems at home! Inspired by the gorgeous blooms in our collection, we've created a pattern for paper flowers. The materials are simple, but the possibilities are... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum Word Search

You might want to get out your magnifying glass for the next FIDM Museum Family Activity: we’ve put together a Fashion Designer Word Search! Look for twenty designers listed in the jumble; remember, the names will be spelled out horizontally,... Read Article ››

The FIDM Museum Deco Fan

The FIDM Museum was thrilled to acquire an original fan by master fan-maker Sylvain Le Guen, commissioned to accompany a contemporary gown with an Art Deco motif in our collection. Associate Curator Christina Johnson walks us through the process of how this... Read Article ››

Sporting Fashion Exhibition Update

Motorcycling ensemble, 1930s The FIDM Museum is sad to announce the postponement of the Los Angeles opening of our exhibition Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, due to health and safety concerns and the current shelter-in-place requirements. We... Read Article ››