Q&A with Paco Delgado

Paco Delgado was on campus today to promote his Academy Award-nominated costumes for The Danish Girl. The Spanish designer is no stranger to receiving critical acclaim; his costumes for Les Misérables in 2013 were also nominated... Read Article ››

“Fabulous Fashion” Lecture Series

In honor of their current exhibition Fabulous Fashion: Decades of Change: 1890s, 1920s, & 1950s, the Pasadena Museum of History's Textile Arts Council is proud to partner with the curatorial staff of the FIDM Museum to present a... Read Article ››

Delivering Dietrich’s Dress

Last fall, the FIDM Museum lent a Marlene Dietrich dress to the exhibition Light & Noir: Emigrés and Exiles in Hollywood, 1933-1950, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The strapless evening gown in a paisley... Read Article ››

New exhibitions now open!

  We've been looking forward to this day for a long time! Beginning at 10am today, two new FIDM Museum exhibitions are open: the 23rd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition and Opulent Art: 18th-Century Dress from the... Read Article ››

Two exhibitions opening in February!

  On February 10, 2015, the FIDM Museum & Galleries opens two new exhibitions. The 23rd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition presents the best film costumes of 2014. The exhibition includes a range of costume genres, from... 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 ››

Designing Hollywood: Stars

  This post is the last in a series exploring the five themes of Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection. So far, we've looked at Studios, Genres, Designers, and Wardrobe. Today's post examines the... Read Article ››

Designing Hollywood: Wardrobe

  Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection explores five themes: Studios, Genres, Designers, Wardrobe, and Stars. Today's post highlights the behind-the-scenes work of the many workers who made real the costumes... Read Article ››