Fashion Council Fall Lecture Day

What do you see when you envision a fan? Perhaps gilded sticks, a painted leaf, a sprinkling of palettes? What about a fan made of perfume blotters, a cut-up silk scarf, or leather? World-class artist Sylvain Le Guen pushes the boundaries of traditional fan... Read Article ››

The Empire Era Silhouette

Our recent exhibition Majesty & Mystery: Saving a Napoléonic Court Gown introduced visitors to the magnificent royal court of Napoléon Bonaparte and Empress Joséphine. The gold and silver splendor seen in the court ensemble on display (currently the... Read Article ››

Now Open: Capturing the Catwalk

On Wednesday, May 23, the FIDM Museum welcomed photographer Michel Arnaud, along with his family, friends, and colleagues, to celebrate the opening of Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive. The exhibition is the first... Read Article ››

And the Oscar Goes To…

Last night, Mark Bridges won Best Costume Design at the 90th Academy Awards for his work on the period film Phantom Thread…and he also walked away with more than just his Oscar statue! Bridges previously won the Academy Award in 2012 for The Artist, and was... Read Article ››

Opening Night: Hollywood Costume Exhibition

What would a film be without costume design? This question greets FIDM Museum visitors as they enter the gallery for our 26th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition. As the stunning array of costumes on display prove, a movie would be nothing... Read Article ››

BA Design Exhibition Now Open

The FIDM Museum is delighted to present the second exhibition of work created by students in the Bachelor of Arts in Design degree program. The annual exhibition features work by 36 Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Development,... Read Article ››

Scents and Sensibilities

Have you visited the FIDM Museum's Annette Green Fragrance Gallery on the second floor of our Los Angeles campus? This intimate space has held a range of exhibitions showcasing fragrance, jewelry, and accessories. We are happy to announce our new... Read Article ››

FIDM Museum Opening Night Celebration

It's our favorite time of year - the opening of two brand new exhibitions! We are thrilled to share with you the very special 25th anniversary of our Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, as well as Exotica: Fashion & Film... Read Article ››

Beauty in the Details

When we prepare our annual Art of Outstanding Television Costume Design exhibition, we have the opportunity to closely examine garments as we condition, dress, and place ensembles around the galleries. Though these costumes are meant for the small screen, we... Read Article ››


We hope you’ve had a chance to visit our Graceful Gift fan exhibition, learn about the unique objects on display, and hear directly from our donor and fan collector Mona Lee Nesseth. Now, there’s even more to see when you visit our galleries: we are... Read Article ››

Jeanne Paquin

Her peers elected her President of the Fashion Section at the famed Exposition Universelle de Paris in 1900.[1] In 1913, she accepted France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur in recognition of her economic contributions to the country – the first woman... Read Article ››
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