Givenchy evening jumpsuit, 1968

  Evening Jumpsuit Hubert de GivenchyFall/Winter 1968Transfer from The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology97.291.13AB Hubert de Givenchy (b. 1927) learned his craft by training with some of the most illustrious names in 20th-century haute... Read Article ››

Celebrate Spring

  Spring has officially arrived! March 20 was the first day of the spring in the Northern Hemisphere. From here on out, the weather gradually gets warmer and days are longer. Warm days encourage colorful spring flowers to bloom: cherry blossoms, tulips,... Read Article ››

Hanae Mori jumpsuit, late 1960s

  Evening Jumpsuit Ensemble Hanae Mori c. 1968-1970 Printed silk twill, printed silk crepe, silk crepe Gift of Anonymous Donor2012.40.9AB By 1965, when Hanae Mori (b. 1926) first showed her designs outside of her native Japan, she was already a... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Rudi Gernreich

Rudi Gernreich was born on August 8, 1922; today would have been his 91st birthday. As a fashion designer, Gernreich was interested in freeing the body from physical and psychological constraints. His interest in experimentation was sometimes shocking.... Read Article ››

André Courrèges sunglasses, 1965

Sunglasses André Courrèges 1965 Museum Purchase, Funds provided by Robert Nelson 2008.528.1A/B André Courrèges's Space Age fashions of the mid-1960s featured structured silhouettes and sleek, lunar white accessories. Focusing on structure over... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Hubert de Givenchy

  Couturier Hubert de Givenchy was born on this day in 1927. Now retired, Givenchy is one of the last living couturiers to have learned his art during the golden age of the haute couture. His training began in 1945 when he took a position with Jacques... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Pucci maxi dress, 1964

Today's post, originally published in 2010, explores a 1964 Pucci print inspired by designer Emilio Pucci's travels in Africa. ********** Emilio Pucci's (1914-1992) intensely colored prints are one of the most easily identifiable signatures in... Read Article ››

Peter Max umbrella, c. 1968-70

The kaleidoscopic vision of this umbrella cover is the trademark style of Peter Max (b. 1937), New York's East Village illustrator who gave the hippie generation its far-out graphics for Central Park "Be-Ins" and Woodstock-era rock 'n'... Read Article ››

Ossie Clark ensemble, c. 1969

In August 1965, British Vogue featured the designs of Ossie Clark, a recent graduate of London's Royal College of Art. Clark's graduation collection featured the graphic patterns and short shift dresses that were popular in the freewheeling milieu of... Read Article ››

Crochet can hat, 1968-1970

We try to approach every object in the FIDM Museum collection with a critical, evaluative eye. But how do you maintain the necessary scholarly distance when confronted with a hat made from beer cans? It's hard not to smile, or at least raise an eyebrow... Read Article ››