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 ››

Oscar Week Wrap-Up

  Jenny Beavan with her Academy Award. Photo: Jeff Kravitz for Getty Images, via Huffington Post By now, you probably know Mad Max’s Jenny Beavan took home the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, but did you catch the rest of the FIDM Museum’s... Read Article ››

Q&A with Sandy Powell

We conclude our Oscar Week Costume Designer Q&A with this year's double nominee, Sandy Powell, who is recognized for her work on both Cinderella and Carol. Powell's celebrated career includes Academy Award wins... Read Article ››

Q&A with Jacqueline West

Today we continue our Costume Designer Q&A Series with Jacqueline West, Academy Award nominee for her work on the powerful film The Revenant. Brad Pitt, whom she dressed in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, once called West "a method... Read Article ››

Two Exhibitions Opening February 9

Get all of the information you need to visit our upcoming exhibitions, opening Tuesday, February 9: LOCATION:919 S. Grand AvenueLos Angeles, California 90015 HOURS: 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through SaturdayMuseum will... 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 ››

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 ››

Movie Modes hat

  During the 1930s, Hollywood films were a major influence on fashion. Movie screens were "huge, luminous shop windows," offering viewers an opportunity to browse the latest creations from talented costume designers.1 Despite the Depression,... Read Article ››

Alexander McQueen

Deliverance, Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2004 fashion show was the hit of the season. Based on the 1969 film, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (starring Jane Fonda), Deliverance subverted the typical fashion show narrative by reversing the order... 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 ››