From the Archives: Court gown and train

  Happy New Year from the FIDM Museum! Our blog is on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly.... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Helmut Lang

  The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Bubble silhouette, 1958-59

The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during the blog hiatus. This late... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Mariano Fortuny

  The FIDM Museum blog will be on hiatus through early January 2015. In the meantime, enjoy weekly posts from the archives. To keep up with our current projects, find us on Facebook and Twitter, which will be updated regularly during the blog hiatus.... Read Article ››

Goblins, ghouls, and Orcs!

  We have some spooky, startling objects in our collection, including hairwork jewelry and the bat hat, but nothing beats the Mordor Orc and the Lord of the Dead prosthetic heads. Can you imagine meeting this creature in the dark corners of our... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Edith Head

  Edith Head, costume designer extraordinaire, was born on this day in 1897! Head designed costumes for hundreds of films and dressed some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Kim Novak, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth... Read Article ››

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 ››

Madame Grès, c. 1970

Madame Grès c. 1970 Gift of Doris Raymond in honor of Kevin Jones 2011.800.2 Madame Grès (1903-1993) made no effort to create a cult of personality around her work instead, she was purposely obtuse, often providing opaque answers to questions about her... Read Article ››

Fall dressing: Coats and Jackets

  As today is the first full day of fall, it seems only appropriate to take a look at some of the warm and cozy garments in our collection. So, today we bring you a selection of coats and jackets, from sensible wool to patterned lamé. Let us know if... Read Article ››