Investigating a Silver Studio textile

  In 2007, the Textile Group of Los Angeles donated a late 19th century Silver Studio textile panel to the FIDM Museum. About 7 feet long and 2 ½ feet wide, this printed cotton textile features a dynamic pattern of orange poppies and white daisy chains... Read Article ››

Out and about with the FIDM Museum

  FIDM Museum staff are headed to Atlanta, GA this week for the Costume Society of America National Symposium. Next week, curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson will present research at "The Making of a Monarchy for the Modern World"... Read Article ››

Moving a museum collection

Heather Vaughan, of the dress studies blog Worn Through, interviewed our very own Christina Johnson about the process of moving our collection into compact storage. This was a HUGE project that took place over several months in 2008. You can read... Read Article ››

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 ››

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 ››

Preserving the Ann Getty Fashion Collection

Behind every great museum is a great library. The FIDM Museum is fortunate to have access to the FIDM Library, which houses a great collection of design oriented books. Today's post focuses on a preservation project completed by Rachel Clarke, FIDM... Read Article ››

Presentations abroad!

As mentioned in this post, FIDM Museum staff are constantly engaged in collection-oriented research. Currently, Christina Johnson (Collections Manager) and Kevin Jones (Curator) are at the Fashion & Materiality symposium hosted by the Centre for Fashion... Read Article ››

In remembrance

A remembrance of our friend and colleague Christie Romero by Kevin Jones, FIDM Museum curator. It is with regret that the FIDM Museum announces the loss of one of its own, jewelry historian Christie Romero (1948-2009). Christie had been with the Museum for... Read Article ››


Thanks to Heather of the dress studies blog Worn Through for her complimentary review of this blog! You can read the review here. Earlier this year, Worn Through featured an interview with our collections manager, Christina Johnson. You can read all three... Read Article ››