Betsy Bloomingdale interview in Vestoj

Check out issue #1 of the new fashion periodical Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters for an interview with Betsy Bloomingdale about wearing haute couture. Titled “Good Time and Passing Time: A Conversation with Betsy Bloomingdale,” the... Read Article ››

And the winner is…

  Thanks to all of you who entered our High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture catalog giveaway! The winner, selected at random, is Diana! Fashion and Feathers, about a c. 1905 hat, is Diana’s favorite FIDM Museum blog post. It was a... Read Article ››

Floating forms

A well-designed and well-installed museum exhibit appears effortless, as if the objects on display were always meant to be viewed in that exact context. Despite this apparent ease, museum exhibitions require a tremendous amount of long-range planning.... Read Article ››

Catalog giveaway!

We have one signed copy of the High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture catalog to giveaway! Who signed the catalog, you ask? None other than the star of the show herself, Betsy Bloomingdale. The catalog is also available for purchase via the FIDM... Read Article ››

The Couture Process

Our current exhibition, High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture, explores the world of haute couture through the experiences of Betsy Bloomingdale. To complement the ensembles on exhibition, FIDM Productions created a video documentary featuring... Read Article ››

Opening this week!

High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture October 21, 2009-December 13, 2009 Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm Evening gown Gianfranco Ferre for Christian Dior 1989-90 Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale 2001.116.13 “High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the... Read Article ››

Annette Green Fragrance Archive

In addition to our our garment collection, the FIDM Museum also houses an extensive fragrance archive. The Annette Green Fragrance Archive was donated to the FIDM Museum by Annette Green in 2005. A leader in the fragrance industry since the 1960s, Annette... Read Article ››