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 ››

Fashion Birthday: Yves Saint Laurent

  Yves Saint Laurent was born on this day in 1936. Active in the Paris haute couture from 1953 until his retirement in 2002, Saint Laurent is considered one of the most influential designers of the latter 20th century. Saint Laurent passed away in 2008,... Read Article ››

Chanel evening ensemble, 1985

  Designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, this dramatic evening ensemble includes a floor-length silk crepe evening gown and feathered cape. Covered with iridescent coque (rooster) feathers, the cape is a true show-stopper. Because of the inherent... 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 ››

Dressing for a royal wedding

  If you've been following media reports regarding the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, this advice will sound familiar. For women attending a royal wedding, "hats are required, and there will be lots of big brims and fitted... Read Article ››

Evening ensemble, c. 1982

  Adolfo c. 1985 Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale 2006.116.46AB Ballooning taffeta sleeves and a matching floor-length bouffant skirt are bold design elements characteristic of 1980s fashion. The decade also enjoyed renewed appreciation for applied... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum intern catalogs croquis

As we described in this post a few weeks ago, interns and volunteers are a tremendously important part of the FIDM Museum. We appreciate their varied efforts on behalf of our many objects! Today, recent intern Jasmine Helm describes her work with our... Read Article ››

Traveling in High Style

Have you ever wondered how a complete exhibition gets from one museum to another? In this post, FIDM Museum Registrar Meghan Grossman Hansen fills you in on the process.This month, the FIDM Museum’s award-winning exhibition High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum wins Richard Martin Award!

High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture just won the Richard Martin Award! Named for Richard Martin (1947-1999), former costume curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute and the Museum at FIT, this annual award recognizes... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum Shows Off at Debut

Our post today was written by Meghan Grossman Hansen, FIDM Museum Registrar. Last month the FIDM Museum participated in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s annual Debut fashion show—but calm your fears, there were no models sauntering... Read Article ››

Research resources

One of the best aspects of working in a museum is the constant discoveries we make about our objects. In addition to preserving and protecting the objects in our care, we also spend a lot of time researching objects in our collection. Each object embodies a... Read Article ››