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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Conference
    will be held at the Fullerton College Wilshire Auditorium 321 E Chapman Avenue Fullerton CA 92832 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 21 2012 Video from the Costume Colloquium III If Christina s recent post describing her experiences at the Costume Colloquium in Florence piqued your curiosity you re in luck Videos of all the conference presentations are now available on the Costume Colloquium website You can watch Christina s presentation Doris Langley Moore Ultimate Woman in Fashion here Find Christina s presentation by clicking on the button reading 9 11 2012 her presentation is the second listed According to the Costume Colloquium s website you ll need to view the video using either the Internet Explorer or Chrome browsers Pictured below is the c 1878 wedding gown that started Christina s research on Doris Langley Moore almost 10 years ago She was first introduced to this princess line gown by Moore s book The Woman in Fashion In 2001 the gown was donated to the FIDM Museum by the Helen Larson Estate Readers watch the video of Christina s presentation to see how this wedding gown fits into her research Wedding Gown c 1878 2001 31 4 Gift of the Helen Larson Estate Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 14 2012 Out About FIDM Museum at the Costume Colloquium III Curator Kevin Jones and Associate Curator Christina Johnson recently returned from a conference in Florence Italy In today s post Christina recounts their trip including museum visits and highlights from her presentation Kevin and I traveled to Florence Italy last month for Costume Colloquium III My paper Doris Langley Moore Ultimate Woman in Fashion had been accepted to the bi annual colloquium Every other year the organizers of the Costume Colloquium select a thematic focus and solicit research on the topic this year s theme was Past Dress Future Fashion Christina by the Arno River I was honored to participate and so excited to present some of my new research on Doris Langley Moore a remarkable British woman who was one of the most important costume historians and dealers of the 20 th century I have been fascinated by her for years I discovered her 1949 book on the history of fashion The Woman in Fashion in high school Cover The Woman in Fashion This visual exploration of fashion history was published in 1949 Continue reading Out About FIDM Museum at the Costume Colloquium III Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 5 TrackBack 0 August 02 2012 Out About FIDM Museum at The Making of a Monarchy for the Modern World conference What a busy summer In early June we attended the Costume Society of America symposium which Kevin described in his recent blog post Immediately after the conference Kevin and Christina our curator and associate curator respectively flew to London to present research at another conference The Making of a Monarchy for a Modern World In today s blog post

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Conservation Collection
    Christina Johnson was the FIDM Museum Collections Manager for seven years The FIDM Museum Conservation Collection is a collection of problematic storage materials and non accessioned damaged objects as well as pieces with inherent vice It is used to instruct people about museum collections management and preventative conservation for garments accessories and textiles I founded this collection at the FIDM Museum after learning a great deal from a similar group of items used as part of my New York University Costume Studies graduate conservation class taught by Chris Paulocik Conservator at The Costume Institute Metropolitan Museum of Art FIDM Museum staff members use The Conservation Collection when teaching community workshops focused on the basic care and handling of costume and textiles These hands on teaching tools are beneficial not only to fellow museum employees who wish to learn storage basics but also to people who care for family collections of cherished heirloom garments What follows is a selection of storage materials and damaged objects comprising a portion of the Conservation Collection These pieces have either been de accessioned out of our Permanent Collection or donated to us over the years Museum storage standards are constantly evolving What might be thought

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Coraline
    design process differ when you re working with puppets To better understand the process of designing costumes for animated films we talked with Deborah Cook costume designer for Coraline Deborah has extensive experience working on costume design for animation including the Corpse Bride 2005 The Fantastic Mr Fox 2009 and the UK television series The Koala Brothers Deborah currently works as a costume designer in pre production for Laika the

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Corset
    in dress reform layers of petticoats and constricting corsets were considered cumbersome unhealthful and even dangerous New ideas about dress took many forms including Artistic dress which was based on the relatively loose fitting draped garments of antiquity Unlike Artistic dress which was often discussed in terms of aesthetic appeal Dr Jaeger s woolen corsets were designed with health first and foremost in the doctor s mind To learn more about the beliefs that led Dr Jaeger s system of sanitary woolen undergarments browse this 1886 edition of his essays Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 January 08 2014 Bound to Impress Corsets from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection Corset Europe c 1765 Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection Proposed FIDM Museum Acquisition L2011 13 79 Bound to Impress Corsets from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection FIDM Gallery Orange County Through June 14 2014 Monday through Friday by appointment 10 am to 5 pm For centuries corsets contorted the female figure into the reigning ideal Bound to Impress Corsets from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection highlights these unnatural fashions between the 1760s and the 1820s Whether conically shaped with rigid backs and flattened breasts or rounded hourglasses with sloped shoulders and cinched waistlines garment silhouettes followed the dictates of these concealed undergarments This exhibition covers sixty years from the Ancien Régime through the French Revolution during the age of Napoléon to the era of British Romanticism The first aim of 18 th century corsets often referred to as stays or bodies was to aid ideal deportment Ladies were to have shoulders thrust back and down and rigid upright spines Of course these corsets also helped to achieve the fashionable silhouette conical torso and round hips This corset is made of sturdy wool and silk damask and stiffened with baleen strips a durable material cut from the mouth plate of baleen whales Leather strips prevented fraying at the edges due to wear Schedule a viewing of Bound to Impress by contacting Jim Nemmert at 949 851 6200 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 October 18 2013 Miniature corset 1890s Miniature corset France 1890s Museum Purchase 2010 5 9 The corset was literally and figuratively the most defining female fashion of the Victorian era The body underneath and the clothing above relied on the anatomy shaping device to compress excess flesh or round out inadequate curves in hopes of attaining the ideal silhouette This scarlet corset measures only seven inches tall though it is constructed exactly like a full scale version Every element of a full size corset is present from tiny brass grommets for lacing to diagonal boning for shaping The origin of this petite corset is unknown Possibly it was intended for a luxuriously dressed doll or more likely it was a salesman s sample Until the late nineteenth century only demimondaines dared to wear colored satin corsets white cotton was a more respectable choice No matter what its original purpose this

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Costume design
    frightening creatures for all three Lord of the Rings films including thousands of Orcs In the films Orcs are aggressive dangerous fighting machines a continual hazard to the Hobbits and Elves And as you can see from this mask they re also ugly Made from soft foam coated with an outer more rigid layer this Orc has an oozing eye boils cauliflower ears and misshapen yellowed teeth The teeth were hand painted and the tangled matted wig is made from human hair To create the mottled skin tone the prosthetic was air brushed with multiple pink and brown pigments This Orc didn t appear in the Lord of the Rings films but was generously donated by Weta Workshops for the 2004 exhibition of Hollywood costumes Keeping the Orc company is another prosthetic head the King of the Dead Appearing in Lord of the Rings Return of the King the King of the Dead lives in the Paths of the Dead an underground passage that must be traversed by the film s heroes Leader of the Army of the Dead the King and his subjects exist in ghostly limbo because of an unfulfilled oath In the Return of the King the Dead redeem themselves and are released from the curse evaporating into peaceful rest Like the Orc head this skeletal prosthetic was donated to the FIDM Museum by Weta Workshops It s made from soft foam coated with a shiny layer to give the impression of exposed bone Luminous ghostly eyes melting face and aged teeth give this mask a creepy countenance Would you want to meet this King in the dark King of the Dead prosthetic head 2004 Gift of Weta Workshop 2004 833 1 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 October 28 2014 Fashion Birthday Edith Head Edith Head costume designer extraordinaire was born on this day in 1897 Head designed costumes for hundreds of films and dressed some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Kim Novak Audrey Hepburn Grace Kelly Sophia Loren Elizabeth Taylor Mae West and Marlene Dietrich During her more than fifty years as a costume designer Head was nominated for thirty five Academy Awards and received eight She passed away in 1981 soon after finishing costumes for Dead Men Don t Wear Plaid a Steve Martin parody of a classic film noir Edith Head holding two dress forms Photographer Bud Fraker c 1950 59 Gift of Richard Bagley SC2011 1156 34 Born in California Edith Head spent her early childhood moving frequently between mining camps in Nevada and Mexico Living in rural areas Head had few playmates and no siblings As a child Head would dress her pets and dolls in fabric scraps Later in life Head encourage herself by saying anyone who can dress a horn toad can dress anything 1 She also learned to speak fluent Spanish a skill that would prove useful throughout her career As a teen Head and her mother settled in Los Angeles where Edith graduated from high school She also went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Berkeley and a master s degree in Romance languages from Stanford University Putting her language skills to use Head secured a series of positions teaching languages and drawing at Los Angeles area high schools During the evening she took drawing classes at the Otis Art Institute and the Chouinard Art Institute Eventually in 1923 or 1924 Head applied for a position as a costume sketcher working under Howard Greer at Famous Players Lasky Studio later Paramount Not confident of her abilities she borrowed sketches from Chouinard classmates for her interview Though Head soon confessed her deception Greer kept her on in part Head believed because of her skill with foreign languages After getting her start at Famous Players Lasky Edith Head began moving up the ladder of success At first she primarily designed costumes for background extras In 1938 when Travis Banton who had succeeded Howard Greer left his position Head was promoted from assistant to chief designer In the 1940s and 50s she often had three hundred sketchers drapers cutter and finishers working on various costume designs 2 As a costume designer Head tried to accentuate the best features of each actress while also taking into account the character that the actress was playing Her costuming skill earned her a role as a trusted commentator she was often interviewed on fashion for the everyday woman and her name was used to promote everything from shoes and hosiery to ready to wear fashions Edith Head with three female models A hand written note on this image indicates that the photo was taken during the Screen Directors Fashion Show for the Audrey Hepburn film Funny Face 1957 Head and Hubert de Givenchy both contributed costumes to this film April 1 1957 Gift of Richard Bagley SC2011 1156 27 Edith Head and Grace Kelly look at a sea of fashion sketches Head costumed Kelly in Rear Window 1954 and designed the ice blue satin gown that Kelly wore to receive her 1955 Academy Award for The Country Girl 1954 c 1950 59 Gift of Richard Bagley SC2011 1156 29 1 Jorgensen Jay Edith Head The Fifty Year Career of Hollywood s Greatest Costume Designer New York LifeTime Media 2010 14 2 Williams Beryl Fashion Is Our Business Philadelphia J B Lippincott Company 1945 142 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 October 21 2014 The Difference is in the Details Installing Marlene Dietrich s Gown at the Skirball Cultural Center Thanks to FIDM Museum Registrar Meghan Hansen for today s post It features a highlight of our collection a gown worn by Marlene Dietrich both on screen and off Designed by Irene Lentz Gibbons Dietrich s gown will be on display at the Skirball Cultural Center from October 23 through March 1 2015 The FIDM Museum prides itself on attention to detail whether it s a new discovery in the history

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Court dress
    also regulated three for married women two for unmarried Plumes were always worn with a white veil or lace lappets White kidskin gloves were a necessity though women could choose whether to carry flowers or a fan The train on our court dress is the required 11 feet and attaches at the shoulders with hand carved cameos depicting classical dancers The classical theme is continued in the graduated laurel leaves decorating the train Vertical lines of laurel leaves accent the princess seams of the gown a silhouette named for Queen Alexandra when she was the Princess of Wales Fully extended the train is 11 feet long 1 Trendell Herbert A P ed Dress Worn at His Majesty s Court London Harrison Sons 1908 105 2 Quoted in Arch Nigel and Joanna Marschner Splendour at Court Dressing for Royal Occasions Since 1770 London Unwin Hyman 1987 100 3 When Women Are Presented At Court The New York Times March 21 1909 4 Trendell 107 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 January 22 2014 Out About Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time Symposium 2013 Today s post was written by FIDM Museum Curator Kevin Jones As you ll find out in this post Kevin frequently works outside the walls of the FIDM Museum Traveling whether to install exhibitions attend conferences or conduct research is an important part of his job Read on to learn more about Kevin s recent experiences attending Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time a conference in Bangkok Thailand Thanks to Kevin for documenting and sharing his journey October and November 2013 were very busy months for the FIDM Museum staff Associate Curator Christina Johnson former Collections Manager Danielle Killam and I lived and worked in Bendigo Australia for three and a half weeks installing the Modern Love Fashion Visionaries from the FIDM Museum LA exhibition Immediately following our adventures Down Under I had another exciting trip to Bangkok Thailand to attend the Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time Textiles and Dress at the Thai Court and Beyond conference organized by colleagues Julia Brennan Dale Gluckman and Melissa Leventon My route there was not a hop skip and jump Though it might have seemed judicious for me to fly directly from Australia it was actually 3 000 cheaper to fly fifteen hours back to Los Angeles and in less than twelve hours fly back to the other side of the world again Happily I was also leading a tour to Thailand for members of the FIDM Museum Fashion Council so for all of us to travel together was too much fun to pass up L to R Kevin Jones Alayne Saturday Martha Nesseth Deborah Veady Mona Nesseth at the Sampran Riverside Spa Thailand In Bangkok Joan Donald Damask joined the group Continue reading Out About Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time Symposium 2013 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 August 02 2012 Out About FIDM Museum at The Making of a Monarchy for the Modern World conference

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Crochet
    FIDM Museum Visit the FIDM Museum Shop Crochet September 01 2012 Crochet can hat 1968 1970 We try to approach every object in the FIDM Museum collection with a critical evaluative eye But how do you maintain the necessary scholarly distance when confronted with a hat made from beer cans It s hard not to smile or at least raise an eyebrow when you see this creative hat Novelty hat

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Delman
    Comments 2 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 shoes were made Especially For Marlene Dietrich Eye and light catching we believe these glittering heels were worn by Dietrich during one of her popular 1950s nightclub appearances Evening Shoes Worn by Marlene Dietrich 1950s Delman Silk satin glass rhinestones marcasite metallic cord leather Department of Recreation and Parks City of Los Angeles FIDM Museum L88 1 213AB Continue reading Marlene Dietrich s evening shoes Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 3 TrackBack 0 August 31 2010 Delman shoes and clutch 1960 Shoe fanatics may not realize that the luxury shoe brand Delman has been in existence for over 90 years Founded in 1918 by Herman Delman the New York company quickly grew into a sought after status brand By 1931 The New Yorker reported that Delman sold 2 000 pairs of shoes each week 1 Customers included Adele Astaire sister to Fred Mary Pickford Marlene Dietrich

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