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  • FIDM Museum Blog: February 2012
    twentieth century women Within this framework Cashin designed clothing that was functional but never boring Her use of diverse textiles patterned wool tweeds jersey leather suede and unusual fastenings give her straightforward silhouettes an inventive appeal In Cashin s own words It s much easier to design a fancy style than a simple one but I try to avoid it because when it comes to wearing it you really don t want things that are fussy All are lives are too complicated to put up with that sort of thing in clothes 1 Bonnie Cashin c 1978 Cotton duck leather metal Museum purchase 88 5 1AB Continue reading Bonnie Cashin ensemble c 1978 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 February 14 2012 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition now open 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design February 14 April 28 2012 Tuesday Saturday 10 00 am to 5 00 pm FREE and open to the public We are delighted to announce that the 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition is now open to the public Check your calendar and plan a visit to see over 100 costumes from 20 films released in 2011 On exhibit are costumes from Anonymous The Artist Hugo Jane Eyre W E The Help Immortals My Week With Marilyn and many other films To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this much anticipated annual event we are also exhibiting selected costumes worn by stars of the silver screen Don t miss the green velvet bonnet Adrian designed for Pride and Prejudice 1940 Fred Astaire s tap shoes Marlene Dietrich s 1950s Delman evening shoes or Mae West s corset These are only some of the classic costumes currently on exhibit at the FIDM Museum Until you have a chance to see the exhibition in person take a sneak peek after the jump at the 2012 Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design Enjoy Continue reading 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition now open Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 1 TrackBack 0 February 10 2012 Marlene Dietrich s evening shoes The 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition opens next week This year s exhibition showcases over 100 costumes from 20 films released in 2011 What s more we re also featuring a selection of classic costumes from both the FIDM Museum collection and the Department of Recreation and Parks City of Los Angeles Historic Hollywood Collection The exhibition runs from February 14th through April 28th and is open Tuesday Saturday from 10 00 am to 5 00 pm As always the exhibition is FREE Information on booking a guided tour of the exhibition can be found here During the run of the exhibition look forward to a series of blog posts about objects and costume designers featured in the exhibition First up a pair of Delman evening shoes worn by Marlene Dietrich As the label on the insole indicates these

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: January 2012
    the diamond headdresses worn by the upper echelons of society Like some of its more expensive cousins this delicate paper headdress was meant to tremble delicately when the wearer moved Each leaf and flower is wired to the headband so that the slightest movement creates a delicate trembling movement akin to the wind gently brushing the leaves of a tree 1 Baines Barbara Fashion Revivals from the Elizabethan Age to the Present Day London Batsford Ltd 1981 2 Fashions Godey s Lady s Book and Magazine Jan 1864 103 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 January 18 2012 Evening dress 1925 27 Vibrant patterns and bold colors are common characteristics of textiles dating from the 1920s Rejecting the Belle Epoque palette of off white and cream accented with pale pink or soft blue textile designers drew from a variety of eclectic sources to create patterns showcasing a rainbow of saturated colors Design inspiration came from near and far with elements of European folk art modern art movements non western cultures and classical civilizations all influencing 1920s textile designs Though noteworthy in their own right these textiles were also part of a larger design movement called Art Deco Originating in France around 1910 Art Deco was based on a luxurious interpretation of modern life The movement influenced all areas of design including architecture fashion graphic design and decorative arts Disseminated via the well attended Paris Exposition of 1925 Art Deco became a universal style that influenced both mass produced and elite design throughout the world Evening dress 1925 27 Gift of Mrs Geroge Holden 83 360 1 Continue reading Evening dress 1925 27 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 2 TrackBack 0 January 10 2012 Jeans by Gaultier Jean Paul Gaultier specializes in joyfully rejecting conventional distinctions between masculine and feminine dress Une garde robe pour deux A wardrobe for two a 1985 Gaultier illustration portrays a man and women in nearly identical ensembles of wide legged trousers midriff baring tops and oversized jackets In a play on expectations Gaultier gives the man a long pony tail while the women sports short hair Gaultier s most notorious experiments in gender bending are his skirts for men First introduced in 1985 Gaultier played with the idea of men in skirts through the 1990s He offered a variety of styles including kilts sarongs tunics and long maxi skirts Gaultier s comment masculinity is not connected to the clothes you re wearing it s in the mind offers a basis for his belief in this sometimes controversial mode of dressing 1 For Madonna s 1990 Blond Ambition tour Gaultier designed a blue velvet cone bra to be worn by male back up dancers This bra complemented Madonna s own outfit a pale pink corset Gaultier s belief that men should adopt clothing typically worn by women is unusual in the history of fashion Though women have a long history of borrowing and adapting elements of menswear women s dress rarely influences

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: December 2011
    think it was supported by a large heavy apparatus Actually the 1880s bustle was usually quite small This c 1885 bustle is about 6 1 2 inches wide and 13 inches long Made of metal coils covered with tan cotton and secured at the waist with a twill ribbon and metal prong buckle this oddly shaped device was used to create the angular 1880s bustle silhouette Bustle Cotton wire c 1885 Museum Purchase 2005 5 174 Continue reading Top five posts of 2011 Return of the bustle Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 27 2011 Top five posts of 2011 Lucile As 2011 comes to a close we wanted to take a look back at our most popular blog posts of the year For the next five days we ll repost the top posts of the year beginning at number five Our fifth most popular post features London born couturier Lucile Originally published in February this entry includes a pink Lucile confection c 1917 As a child Lucile Sutherland 1863 1935 designed and sewed clothing for both herself and her sister Elinor Years later Lucile s hobby would become the foundation of an internationally successful business After the dissolution of her first marriage in 1888 Lucile was left with no means of supporting herself and her young daughter Lacking any other professionally viable skills Lucile turned to dressmaking At first Lucile worked as a society dressmaker in London under her married name Mrs James Wallace Her business expanded rapidly and by 1894 she operated under the name Maison Lucile eventually incorporating as Lucile Ltd in 1903 By this time Lucile s reputation was international In 1907 the American edition of Pearson s Magazine encouraged all American travelers to visit Lucile Ltd when in London as the proprietress was pleased to open wide her doors to all Americans even if they have no intention of purchasing 1 Within a few years Lucile would open international branches of her store to fulfil the demand for her designs Lucile Ltd New York opened in 1910 followed by a Paris store in 1911 and a Chicago store in 1915 Lucile c 1917 Gift of Anonymous Donor 91 40 5 Continue reading Top five posts of 2011 Lucile Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 22 2011 Adrian resists the New Look In 1948 when the fashion world was atwitter with talk of Christian Dior s New Look renowned American designer Adrian took fashion lovers to task for their over reliance on the dictates of Paris Though the New Look had already created a radical break with the military inspired fashions of the World War II era Adrian insisted that a women shouldn t feel out of date or unfashionable simply because her suit was six months old Whether a woman buys an expensive or inexpensive suit one season she doesn t like to be called an antique six months later 1 Unlike Christian Dior who promoted extravagantly

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: November 2011
    a 1920s silhouette and bright red applied decoration But take a closer look and you ll see that the red decorations are actually a series of plastic badges Each badge features a hand painted duck In the close up below of the sleeve cuff the painted ducks ostriches are clearly visible Looking at the close up also makes it clear that the painted badges are an integral part of the overall dress design They weren t slapped on as an afterthought the dress was thoughtfully designed to prominently showcase the hand painted ducks Other details including the contrast piping at the cuffs and neckline and the metallic embroidery seen below indicate that the dress was more than a throwaway novelty Continue reading Duck dress c 1930 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 1 TrackBack 0 November 10 2011 Court gown and train 1907 Ladies attending Their Majesties Courts will appear in Full Dress with Trains and Plumes 1 Court gown train London England Redfern 1907 Museum Purchase Funds provided by Yvonne Hummel 2008 932 19AB Worn only during the ceremony in which selected individuals were introduced to the King and Queen court dress was an elegant highly regulated uniform Adhering to the spoken and unspoken regulations governing court dress was almost as important as having the correct background Each European court had its own version of court dress which was more or less elaborate depending on the wealth of the particular court The court gown and train pictured above are both on display in FABULOUS our current exhibition We are fortunate to know the provenance of this court gown It was worn by American Ann Bloomfield Gamble Post during her 1907 presentation to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom Edward was a popular leader his accession to the throne in 1901 transformed the somber court of his mother Queen Victoria into an exceptionally brilliant spectacle 1 Alexandra exerted a major influence on fashion Presentation at their court was a eagerly anticipated social privilege Continue reading Court gown and train 1907 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 3 TrackBack 0 November 08 2011 Holly s Harp hand painted evening gown Evening gown Holly s Harp 1974 Gift of Gloria Strasburger 99c 059 09 The sinuous lines of Holly Harp s evening wear hearken back to the form fitting bias cut gowns of the 1930s Her career began in the hippie milieu of late 1960s Los Angeles Working from her eponymous shop Harp created custom clothing from a hodge podge of new and old materials Harp s aesthetic soon shifted moving towards what she called grown up glamour clothes 1 Discarding the feathers and fringe she favored in the late 60s Harp began working with more refined materials including silk chiffon panne velvet and silk jersey Using these textiles enabled Harp to produce a range of romantic body conscious evening wear including the hand painted dress pictured above This bias cut blue evening dress provides another example of

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: October 2011
    but not much else One notable exception is the 1970s platform shoe Worn by both men and women flamboyant 1970s platform shoes crossed gender barriers Because of their eye catching height the most exotic platform shoes were worn by men under the age of thirty Despite high prices and the necessity of re learning to walk in platform heels as high as 5 inches young men bought gold and silver or pink and purple or green and yellow monster shoes that rival anything their girl friends are wearing 1 Men s platform shoe C 1972 Museum Purchase 2006 5 2AB Continue reading Plaid platform shoes c 1972 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 October 18 2011 Designer costume jewelry Chanel and Schiaparelli Today s post investigates the costume jewelry associated with two renowned design houses Schiaparelli and Chanel As we discussed in our post on Kenneth Jay Lane s starburst brooch costume jewelry became an important component of fashionable dress during the 1920s Though it had long been possible to imitate the appearance of gold or precious stones with glass paste or pinchbeck beginning in the 1920s it was acceptable to flaunt jewelry made from inexpensive materials like glass plastic and non precious metals In 1923 the New York Times noted a recent proliferation of shops devoted to costume jewelry all displaying a bewildering layout of necklaces pendants earrings bracelets and brooches made from semi precious stones and other inexpensive materials 1 Popularized by Parisian couturiers like Patou Chanel and Schiaparelli inexpensive costume jewelry soon adorned even those women who could afford the real thing Couturiers did more than simply promote costume jewelry Many couturiers including both Chanel and Schiaparelli were closely involved in the design of costume jewelry to complement their haute couture collections By designing jewelry to complement a particular collection couturiers ensured that their clients accessories and dress were aesthetically aligned Offering branded products like perfume and costume jewelry also promoted the namesake couturier These less expensive products also brought the glamour of the haute couture within reach of the less affluent consumer who could possibly purchase a necklace or fragrance from Chanel or Schiaparelli but not an entire ensemble Bracelet c 1955 Schiaparelli Gift of Barbara Bundy 2006 37 10 Continue reading Designer costume jewelry Chanel and Schiaparelli Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 October 14 2011 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 an 1870s cashmere dolman As part of the FABULOUS exhibition the FIDM Museum is displaying selected pieces from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection our current acquisition project This rotation includes garments worn by royalty anyone of lower rank than a queen isn t making it in One of the pieces displayed is a beautiful 1870

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: September 2011
    on exhibit in FABULOUS and both are featured in the exhibition catalogue Though created 27 years apart our Gilbert Adrian 1903 1959 blouse and Roy Halston 1932 1990 dress share a common theme prevalent within fashion design during the twentieth century Adrian s blouse showcases Salvador Dalí s 1904 1989 shattered rock motif while Halston s garment is covered with Andy Warhol s 1964 Flowers print These two pieces from the FIDM Museum collection exemplify the symbiotic relationship and transformation of inspirational role from fashion to art and art to fashion In preceding centuries artists were intrigued by the fashions they observed absorbing details and angles of sartorial wonder that we in the museum field greatly benefit from today The significance of such relations between artist and fashion may best be represented by French painter Jean Antoine Watteau 1684 1721 The box pleats located at the center back of a dress à la française later became known as Watteau pleats due to the artist s multiple representations of this fashionable construction In Watteau s painting The Two Cousins the the artist s namesake pleat is clearly portrayed Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Franz Xaver Winterhalter James Tissot John Singer Sargent Claude Monet and Edouard Manet are only a few of many artists who also produced artwork portraying dress as their main focal point Clearly fashion has a long history of inspiring art Blouse Spring Summer 1947 Gilbert Adrian Designer Salvador Dalí Textile Artist Enka rayon Museum Purchase 2008 25 10 Continue reading A muse ing Fashions Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 September 19 2011 FABULOUS catalogue available now To accompany FABULOUS Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions 2000 2010 we ve created a lavish fully illustrated catalogue Written by exhibition co curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson the catalogue presents a selection of new acquisitions as a 200 year overview of fashionable dress including women s men s and children s attire The FABULOUS catalogue includes full color images introductory essays by the curators and a timeline that contextualizes developments in fashionable dress Purchase your copy of the FABULOUS catalogue via the FIDM Museum Shop either in person or online A full range of exhibition related products including paper dolls and notecards can be purchased here FABULOUS Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions 2000 2010 September 13 2011 December 17 2011 10 a m 4 p m Tuesday Saturday Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 1 TrackBack 0 September 15 2011 Neck ties Neck and bow tie pattern Simplicity 1945 50 Gift of Helen McKenna 2006 864 3 The elongated relatively slim silhouette of the modern neck tie emerged in the mid nineteenth century Unlike its predecessor the cravat the neck tie didn t require careful starching arranging and continual readjustment This 1818 image from a satirical essay called Neckclothitania or Tietania mocks the various and complicated methods of tying the neck cloth or cravat It was much easier to knot a neck tie in place securely

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: August 2011
    Has Globalization Ruined Street Style The question itself is premised on the belief that the combination of extensive social media networks and global clothing retailers have eliminated regional variations in dress Though the debate participants had differing opinions about whether globalization has been good or bad for street style it is undeniable that globalization has softened obvious differences in global dress Subtle differences exist but they are usually found in small details or overall styling The article made me think about designers with a a primarily regional following Holly Harp who worked in Los Angeles and drew inspiration from the glamour of Old Hollywood is one such designer Another is Pedro Rodriguez a Spanish designer largely unknown outside of his native country Rodriguez had a long career opening his first salon in 1918 and didn t retire until the early 1980s If by some lucky chance you ll be in Barcelona in the next few days an exhibition titled What to Wear focuses on his work Our Pedro Rodriguez pink silk faille evening sheath dates from c 1965 Embellished sheath dress Pedro Rodriguez c 1965 Gift of Stephen Porterfield S2009 897 159 Continue reading Pedro Rodriguez sheath dress c 1965 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 2 TrackBack 0 August 19 2011 Liberty Co evening gown c 1910 Evening gown Liberty Co c 1910 Silk satin silk gauze pearl beads Museum Purchase 2006 5 7 Liberty Co opened in London s West End during 1875 Founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty stocked his small shop with goods imported from the Middle East and Japan including curios porcelain fans and lengths of fabric Liberty s shop had a bazaar like atmosphere and attracted a clientele sympathetic to the ideals of the Aesthetic Movement From the beginning textiles were an important part of Lasenby s retail plan In addition to stocking imported textiles Liberty Co soon began commissioning furnishing and dress textiles from known and emerging artisans These textiles were all marketed under the name Liberty Art Fabrics The most distinct of these textiles were densely patterned and often borrowed imagery from the natural world One pattern frequently associated with Liberty Co features overlapping sprays of peacock feathers This pattern was designed in the late 1880s and is still used by Liberty Co today Other textiles were soft solid color silks in a variety of weights Whether patterned or plain Liberty textiles were prized for their softness and graceful drape Continue reading Liberty Co evening gown c 1910 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 4 TrackBack 0 August 12 2011 FABULOUS Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions 2000 2010 FABULOUS Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions 2000 2010 September 13 2011 December 17 2011 Free to the public We are delighted to announce our next exhibition FABULOUS Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions 2000 2010 Opening on September 13 2011 this exhibition will showcase an unprecedented array of dress and textile objects from our collection including this c 1886 87 reception gown Throughout the

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: July 2011
    public and private space Slipper Leather satin linen 1850 75 Gift of Steven Porterfield S2009 897 188 Continue reading Indoor slippers 1850 75 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 July 18 2011 And the winner is Congratulations Carli you re the winner of The Black Dress by Valerie Steele Carli s comment was randomly selected from among the many insightful comments on our recent website feedback and book giveaway post Tremendous thanks to everyone who took the time to leave us a comment about our new website It was interesting to see that many of your comments focused on two points you like the look of the site but want more flexibility and depth when searching our collections We ll take this into account along with all your other comments as we move forward with adding more of our objects to the website In the meantime stay tuned to our blog where we ll continue to provide you with a detailed look at selected objects in our collection And don t miss our free summer seminar tomorrow night Beginning at 6 30 p m we ll host a discussion with noted film and television costume designers on the LBD and it s significance to film and fashion This seminar is held in conjunction with our current exhibition LBD Little Black Dress An Homage to Breakfast at Tiffany s open through August 13 2011 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 July 15 2011 McCardell playsuit and a Karan jumpsuit Rompers jumpsuits and playsuits Love em or hate em they re all over the place Emerging a few years ago as a runway trend they ve reached critical mass and can be purchased at just about any youth oriented clothing retailer As we all know fashion runs in cycles so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to take a look at similar garments from our collection First up a Claire McCardell linen playsuit Playsuit Claire McCardell 1948 Gift of Mrs Jerry Wald 90 1948 027 1 Continue reading McCardell playsuit and a Karan jumpsuit Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 4 TrackBack 0 July 13 2011 Pinafore dress early 1940s Under pinafores almost anything may lurk They cover up playsuits tennis dresses and sports frocks 1 Girl s pinafore Printed cotton 1940 45 Gift of the Manlove Family 2006 870 5 A contemporary pinafore is a short sleeved girl s dress usually worn over a blouse or shirt and fastened up the back When constructed from whimsical patterned textiles a pinafore evokes carefree childhood But the pinafore actually evolved from a functional garment the apron The word itself is a contraction of two words pin and afore front The earliest version of the pinafore was a protective easily removable apron worn by pinning it to the wearer s dress Continue reading Pinafore dress early 1940s Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 1 TrackBack 0 July 07 2011 New website and book giveaway Remember back in March

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