From the Archives: A Look at the ILGWU

In recent years, tragedies in garment factories have made consumers more aware than ever that clothing manufacturing comes at a cost. Campaigns such as "Who Made My Clothes" put on by the activist organization Fashion Revolution asks both... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Fashioning Fido

This week on FIDM Museum social media, we're sharing our favorite animal-themed fans painted by artist Adolphe Thomasse at the turn of the 20th century, all gifts of fan connoisseur and generous donor Mona Lee Nesseth. In this edition of Confessions of a... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Maurice Levin

This week on our FIDM Museum social media platforms, we're sharing the amazing archive resources housed in our Special Collections. We've been lucky to have extremely talented students help us process those archives so they are accessible for future... Read Article ››

From the Archives: Le Quatorze Juillet

Taking a look back at our celebration of all things French fashion in honor of Bastille Day! ********************************************************************************************************************************** What better time than Bastille... Read Article ››

Color of the Year: Living Coral

We are now four months into 2019 - have you noticed an influx of coral hues in your social media feed, fashion editorials, or latest tech gadgets? Announced last December, the 2019 Color of the Year ‘ Living Coral’ (officially known as PANTONE 16-1546)... Read Article ››

Fashion Council Royal Tea

The FIDM Museum Fashion Council is integral to the day-to-day operation of our institution. Because of the Museum’s commitment to providing free admission, we rely on the group to support important acquisitions for the Permanent Collection –... Read Article ››

Crêpe Paper Fashions

“There is a new ‘wrinkle’ in dresses. As a matter of fact, they are all wrinkles, for they are made from the pretty crêpe tissue paper…”[1] The use of paper in fashion has a long history, spanning centuries and civilizations across the globe. Yet... Read Article ››

Capturing the Catwalk: Fall Lecture Day

Recently, Los Angeles hosted a plethora of exhibitions dedicated to fashion photography: Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive at the FIDM Museum; Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography... Read Article ››

Mugler-Inspired Costumes: Part Two

Just in time for Halloween, we're sharing Part Two of our Mugler-Inspired Costumes! As we learned in our previous post, Thierry Mugler used his runway to play out exotic fashion fantasies - everything from insects to angels, robots to rhinestone cowgirls... Read Article ››

Capturing the Catwalk: Luncheon & Lecture Day

Join the FIDM Museum Fashion Council for our annual Fall Luncheon & Lecture Day on Saturday, October 27 at the FIDM Orange County Campus! We will celebrate the opening of Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive in the OC... Read Article ››