From the Archives: Space Age Style

Currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion reminds us of the noteworthy “futuristic” fashion in our collection. This post from 2014 explores how the fascination with space exploration and the moon landing was... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Zandra Rhodes

British fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes was born on September 19, 1940! To celebrate, we're sharing a look back at Rhodes' career - make sure to scroll to the end to see pictures from her recent visit to the FIDM Museum!... Read Article ››

From the Archives: A Look at the ILGWU

In recent years, tragedies in garment factories have made consumers more aware than ever that clothing manufacturing comes at a cost. Campaigns such as "Who Made My Clothes" put on by the activist organization Fashion Revolution asks both... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Fashioning Fido

This week on FIDM Museum social media, we're sharing our favorite animal-themed fans painted by artist Adolphe Thomasse at the turn of the 20th century, all gifts of fan connoisseur and generous donor Mona Lee Nesseth. In this edition of Confessions of a... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Maurice Levin

This week on our FIDM Museum social media platforms, we're sharing the amazing archive resources housed in our Special Collections. We've been lucky to have extremely talented students help us process those archives so they are accessible for future... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Le Quatorze Juillet

Taking a look back at our celebration of all things French fashion in honor of Bastille Day! ********************************************************************************************************************************** What better time than Bastille... Read Article ››

Empress Joséphine’s Coronation Ensemble

Empress Joséphine of France lived an extraordinary life, and it all began on June 23, 1763 on the island of Martinique. She was born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie (she was called Rose until Napoléon bestowed her with the name Joséphine) to... Read Article ››

Fall Internship Program

Are you passionate about fashion history and curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes in a busy museum? We welcome you to apply for a Fall Internship with the FIDM Museum! Interns and volunteers are an integral part of our ongoing success; through... Read Article ››

Rudi Gernreich: Fashion Maverick

The following post was written by Christina Johnson, Associate Curator of the FIDM Museum. FIDM Museum Rudi Gernreich Archive Storage, 2019. Reorganizing and cataloging the FIDM Museum’s Rudi Gernreich Archive was one of the first projects I began after... Read Article ››

Color of the Year: Living Coral

We are now four months into 2019 - have you noticed an influx of coral hues in your social media feed, fashion editorials, or latest tech gadgets? Announced last December, the 2019 Color of the Year ‘ Living Coral’ (officially known as PANTONE 16-1546)... Read Article ››