Franco Moschino Survival Jacket

  Survival Jacket Franco Moschino Spring/Summer 1991 Museum Purchase 2005.5.36A-U Survival of the fashion fittest is the theme of Franco Moschino's (1950-1994) tongue-in-check Survival Jacket. Made from khaki twill, a fabric associated with military... Read Article ››

Fall dressing: Coats and Jackets

  As today is the first full day of fall, it seems only appropriate to take a look at some of the warm and cozy garments in our collection. So, today we bring you a selection of coats and jackets, from sensible wool to patterned lamé. Let us know if... Read Article ››

Linen jacket, c. 1912

  Linen jacketc. 1912Gift of Wendy Cohen2012.1186.2 Decorated with butterflies, this charming jacket was made sometime around 1912. During the 1910s, mainstream fashion moved away from the rigid S-bend silhouette of the Edwardian Era (1901-1910).... Read Article ››

John Paul Gaultier backwards jacket

  Backwards jacket (front) John Paul GaultierWinter 1985-86Gift of Lee Sheppard2012.38.1AB John Paul Gaultier's (b. 1952) backwards jacket is a witty take on the straight-laced business suit jacket. Though the wool and rayon jacket appears... Read Article ››

Pierre Cardin Relax quilted jacket, 1979

  Pierre Cardin Relax1979Gift of Dorothy W. Sorensen2010.1110.157 Pierre Cardin's Relax line of men's sportswear channeled the informal mood of 1970s fashion. Instead of tailored business suits, Relax offered a variety of casual clothing... Read Article ››

Fashion Birthday: Elsa Schiaparelli

Happy birthday to Elsa Schiaparelli! Born in Rome on September 10, 1890, Schiaparelli would be 123 years old today. One of the twentieth-century’s most revered fashion designs, her work is admired for its wit and creativity. Schiaparelli’s career in... Read Article ››

Spring flowers

  Spring is here! Today, March 20, is the first day of spring for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring brings longer days, warmer weather and a host of colorful blooms. In celebration of spring's arrival, we offer you an array of flowers... Read Article ››

Lanz Original, late 1940s

  Jacketc. 1946 Wool, cotton, brass buttonsLanz OriginalGift of Patricia Marks2003.45.3 Lanz originated in Salzburg, Austria during the early 1920s. Founded by Josef Lanz and Fritz Mahler in 1922, Lanz of Salzburg specialized in ski wear and traditional... Read Article ››

Bolero-style jacket, 1894-1898

  Jacket Silk faille 1894-98 Gift of the Manlove Family S2006.870.32 In 1894, a Harper's Bazaar writer reporting from Paris was "struck with the popularity of the bolero."1 Among young Parisian women, short jackets paired with gored... Read Article ››

Monkey fur coat, c. 1938

  Monkey fur inspires strong reactions. On my first encounter with a monkey fur coat, I was shocked by its smooth black locks, which were alarmingly similar to human hair. Among the FIDM Museum staff, we have differing reactions not only to monkey fur,... Read Article ››

Lounge jacket, 1880s

  Lounge or at-home jacket Silk with cotton embroidery 1880s Museum Purchase 2008.5.34 We are excited to announce that our 1880s embroidered silk lounge jacket will be featured in The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900. Opening April 2 at... Read Article ››