Royal Wedding Week Recap

Did you follow along with our Royal Wedding Week celebrations? Every day last week leading up to the spectacular wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle (who hails from our very own Los Angeles), we shared an object in the FIDM Museum Collection with... Read Article ››

Remembering James Galanos

All of us at the FIDM Museum were saddened to learn of James Galanos' passing at the age of 92 over the weekend. The Los Angeles-based couture designer was known for dressing the 20th century's brightest socialites, including Nancy Reagan and Betsy... Read Article ››

Remembering Mrs. Bloomingdale

It is with sadness that the FIDM Museum is sharing the passing of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale. Betsy Bloomingdale became a founding donor to the FIDM Museum in 1977, giving a selection of Dior, Courrèges, and Givenchy haute couture from her wardrobe. Over the... Read Article ››

Museum Week

FIDM Museum is proud to participate in Museum Week, an international social media initiative to go behind-the-scenes of your favorite cultural institutions. From March 28 to April 4, a daily theme will bring you new insight about the inner-workings of... Read Article ››

The Inimitable Victor Costa

Long before he earned his reputation as "fashion's knock-off king," Victor Costa (b. 1935) created a line of Bohemian-inspired dresses—including this maxi dress wittily woven with hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds—under the Romantica... Read Article ››

Fashion Never Sleeps

With pajama pants and shirts, slip dresses, and boudoir style back in fashion, this ensemble from 1968 recalls the trend for "evening pyjamas" in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Pyjamas first left the house in the 1930s, when women... Read Article ››

Deceptive Simplicity

Although he is best known today for his avant-garde "Space Age" designs in futuristic materials like plastic and metal, couturier André Courrèges (b. 1923) was equally celebrated in the 1960s for his impeccable tailoring, a legacy of his... Read Article ››

Butterflies By Night

While butterflies often symbolize springtime, lightness, and new beginnings, these pieces in the FIDM Museum collection refashion them as creatures of the night, equally at home in the darkness of winter. Evening SuitElsa Schiaparelli, ParisFall/Winter... Read Article ››

Givenchy Goes Global

New York Fashion Week, which concludes today, marked the first stateside fashion show by the venerable French house of Givenchy. In honor of the opening of the label's U.S. flagship, Givenchy presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection in New York rather... Read Article ››

The Nude Look

"The nude look is the new look," Women's Wear Daily declared on February 15, 1966. In Paris, daring couturiers like Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent were crafting barely-there dresses of unlined chiffon, strategically embellished with... Read Article ››

Summer Whites

Traditionally, white clothing has been reserved for the summer months, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, we're getting our summer whites out of storage! Marc Bohan for Christian DiorSpring/Summer 1968Gift of Mrs.... Read Article ››