Anatomique Olympique

Every two years, the world embraces Olympic-mania, and the fashion scene is no exception – just look at the cover of Vogue's August issue! Athletes are used as models in magazine editorials, and high fashion brands frequently step in to... Read Article ››

Fundraising Friday: By Royal Appointment

It's Fundraising Friday! The FIDM Museum is in the final months of a major fundraising campaign to purchase the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, a private collection of 1,200 historic garments and accessories from four centuries assembled by the... 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 ››

Printed cotton parasol, c. 1909-1919

Two women posed for this casual outdoor snapshot, c. 1911. Their nearly identical ensembles of short-sleeved middy blouses and ankle-length skirts suggest summertime leisure. Though popular as school uniforms for children, middy blouses were also worn as... Read Article ››