Event Recap: Monarchy Lecture & Royal Tea

FIDM Museum’s Fashion Council wrapped up their 2012 event season with the Monarchy Lecture & Royal Tea on Saturday, December 1. At this sold-out event, 75 Fashion Council members and friends gathered at FIDM’s Orange County campus to enjoy a Royal... Read Article ››

The Costume Cafe Podcast

Want to learn more about The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection? You're in luck! The Costume Cafe's Colleen Marie Monroe recently interviewed FIDM Museum Curator Kevin Jones about this outstanding collection. Their conversation covered a range... Read Article ››

Event: Monarchy Lecture & Royal Tea

Monarchy Lecture & Royal Tea December 1, 2012 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join FIDM Museum curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson, with historians Dale Gluckman and Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, in a discussion of British Royal Dress from The Helen Larson... Read Article ››

Princess Mary’s 1922 going-away dress

The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, which the FIDM Museum is currently fundraising to acquire, includes over 50 ensembles worn by British royal women. In this blog post, Associate Curator Christina Johnson examines a dress with royal provenance,... Read Article ››

A trip to the hospital

  Last week, FIDM Museum staff traveled to Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles with precious cargo in tow. The cloth-of-gold court bodice worn by Lady Mary Douglas to the coronation of George III in 1761 had an appointment in Radiology! This... Read Article ››

Making a mount for an 1870s dolman

  Today's post is by our Study Collection Manager and expert mountmaker, Carolyn Jamerson. In a previous post, Carolyn described the process of making floating forms. In this post, Carolyn describes the unique challenges of making a custom mount for... Read Article ››