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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Todd Oldham
    Oldham September 12 2012 Todd Oldham patchwork vest Todd Oldham 1991 92 Museum Purchase 2005 5 9 Todd Oldham s b 1961 designs were anything but basic Instead of tasteful button down shirts or quiet business suits Oldham offered eclectic ornamentation and an exuberant catch all approach to inspiration During one of Oldham s first shows highlights included an interesting but unwearable vest made from wire a patchwork suit made

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Top five posts of 2011
    The Art of Dressing Has Never Been Manifested with So Much Brilliancy Fashion and the Paris Exposition of 1900 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 30 2011 Top five posts of 2011 Louella Ballerino crop top 1946 First published in July 2011 the second most popular post of 2011 describes how a serendipitous find dramatically altered our understanding of a midriff baring 1940s crop top in our collection In 2003 a black and coral crop top was donated to the FIDM Museum The top is of coral silk with black silk appliques in a stylized floral pattern Accompanying the donation was a snapshot of the donor actually wearing the top We love this kind of supporting documentation Here s the photo taken someplace in southern California and dated 1946 Photo of donor in the coral and black crop top 1946 Gift of Patricia Marks During the mid 1940s the crop top or midriff top was widely popular Exposed midriffs were seen in swimsuits playsuits and even evening gowns A Jan 1946 fashion spread in the New York Times highlighted full length evening gowns with exposed midriffs and cut out backs The accompanying copy reads Fashion is baring the midriff this season not only for sports wear but for evening 1 As the photo above documents the bare midriff was more than a trend promoted by the fashion press it was also adopted by the woman in the street Continue reading Top five posts of 2011 Louella Ballerino crop top 1946 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 29 2011 Top five posts of 2011 Day ensemble 1870 72 Our third most popular post of 2011 features a striking green and black day ensemble from the early 1870s If you ve been following our countdown this ensemble may look familiar That s because yesterday s post on 1880s bustles included a link to this post In coloration it is reminiscent of our Madame Olympe reception gown Day ensemble Silk taffeta 1870 72 Gift of Anne Stampfer 94 661 1A D About 1868 the crinoline silhouette went out of style The smooth distinctly bell like shape of the crinoline supported skirt began to change form with the fullness moving towards the back of the shirt This new skirt shape required a different kind of understructure the bustle Essentially a cage crinoline cut in half the bustle supported the back of the skirt while leaving the front unsupported In the early years of the 1870s the bustle usually extended from the waist to about the mid calf A c 1871 bustle of cotton with metal boning can be found here The bustle was fashionable until about 1875 when it went out of style as skirts were fitted closer to both the front and back of the body Beginning about 1883 the bustle enjoyed another round of popularity until finally going entirely out of fashion about 1890 Continue reading Top five posts of 2011 Day ensemble 1870

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Top five posts of 2012
    posts Thanks so much to everyone who reads this blog We so appreciate your interest in the FIDM Museum and your support of our projects Your comments Tweets and Facebook notes help keep us motivated We wish you all the best in 2013 And now without further ado the top five posts of 2012 Claire McCardell s 1952 black and white dress with a greek key pattern was your favorite

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Top five posts of 2013
    cynical bent might suspect this superstition was developed by retailers but it predates contemporary holiday themed marketing campaigns A saying attributed to Poor Robin s Almanack a series of almanacs first published in the late 17th century indicates the belief is at least several hundred years old At Easter let your clothes be new Or this be sure you it will rue Poised between winter and spring Easter marks a symbolic transition from cold weather to warmer temperatures During the Victorian era Easter was both a solemn religious occasion and an appropriate time to replace a tired winter wardrobe with cheerful spring attire It marked the beginning of the spring social season and the first time it was permissible to wear new clothing after the austerity of Lent In 1890 Harper s Bazar described Easter Sunday as the day that new bonnets and spring gowns first see the light 1 Girl s bonnet 1852 Silk taffeta silk ribbon Museum Purchase 2009 5 73A Continue reading Top five posts of 2013 Sarah Elizabeth Craft s Easter bonnet 1852 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 29 2013 Top five posts of 2013 Making paper wigs First published in February 2013 the 3rd most popular post of 2013 describes how we create stunning paper wigs for exhibitions Based on period hairstyles found in magazines fashion plates paintings and photograph paper wigs help create the total look of a dressed mannequin Use this detailed how to to create a wig based on your favorite era If you do try your hand at making a paper wig be sure to send us a picture When dressing a mannequin for exhibition it s important not to overlook the details Careful attention to the total look makes an ensemble and an exhibition complete Fully dressed mannequins also help visitors better understand the time period on display Once we ve selected a garment for inclusion in an exhibition we consider accessories Is jewelry appropriate Should she carry a handbag What about shoes And most importantly what about hair Curly hair c 1895 topped with a straw boater The waves were created by cutting paper on curved lines To keep the curls from appearing limp individual strands of hair were curled with a pencil Through trial and error we ve developed an inexpensive and relatively simple way to create paper wigs The first step of course is research What period will the mannequin represent Using the date of the garment research period images if available or other artistic representations of hairstyles Useful sources can include fashion plates photographs paintings and magazines Many images can be found online but don t forget to reference print sources Once you ve determined the desired look of your wig get yourself a pad of 14x17 inch 70 lb drawing paper Continue reading Top five posts of 2013 Making paper wigs Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments 0 TrackBack 0 December 28 2013 Top five posts of 2013 Red and

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Travel
    research trajectory to that of a future exhibition being planned by FIDM Museum staff affording me the unique opportunity of conducting mutually beneficial research An important rung on the research ladder is the consultation of primary sources and what better source for fashion and dress than a fashion magazine Contemporary magazines illuminate a hodge podge of era specific preoccupations that give insight into the unique socio cultural makeup of the people who read them Having worked with magazine archives extensively American Vogue is a favorite go to I was delighted to have the opportunity to utilize the FIDM Museum s collection of La Mode Illustrée a French fashion periodical that came into circulation during the mid nineteenth century As its title suggests La Mode Illustrée was dedicated to the dissemination of fashionable garments and accessories but its concept of fashion extended far beyond objects of personal adornment Stipulated underneath the scrolling title were the words Journal de la Famille a reminder that the magazine s content reinforced suitable feminine ideals Embroidery patterns serialized short stories and other miscellaneous family themed editorial content fleshed out the publication s pages The FIDM Museum s collection spans 1869 through 1911 a time frame that was conveniently significant to my dissertation I spent hours poring over the slightly foxed and occasionally torn pages While most people might find carefully turning page by singular page a tedious affair I relished the careful attention I was able to pay to each of them individually My focus was directed towards locating fashion illustrations of sportswear in its most literal sense Dozens of fashion plates showed ensembles for seemingly every possible activity in which one could engage Wedding gowns travelling outfits and even fancy dress costumes broke up the monotony of typical day and evening garments that were

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Twiggy
    extraordinary beauty a beauty that would have been unnoticed ten years ago and would in any other age have made her an outcast in the marriage stakes Her face might have been conceived by a computer to match the requirements of the face of the sixties bony pale skinned big eyed vulnerable lacquered with a stony stare of arrogance The look of arrogance is a happy accident Twiggy wouldn t know what arrogance means 3 At just 5 6 and 91 pounds with huge gray eyes and spindly legs Twiggy resembled a deer caught in headlights or a child playing dress up in miniskirts and makeup But her humble background and approachable personality were as important to her celebrity as her perfectly on trend London look Young inexperienced androgynous and working class she had freckles a limited vocabulary and a Cockney accent that inevitably invited Eliza Doolittle comparisons In any other decade these things would have combined to prevent Twiggy s being a success Vogue noted Not any more She has got to the top As Cecil Beaton observed Today s look comes from below The working class girl with money in her pocket can be as chic as the deb That s what Twiggy is all about 4 Detail Girls with money in their pockets could purchase a wide range of Twiggy branded merchandise in hopes of emulating her swinging style Twiggy signed a million pound 2 8 million deal to license her name to a clothing line Twiggy Styles It was launched with a runway show in London in May 1967 Twiggy herself was one of the models Yardley London produced a collection of Twiggy endorsed cosmetics including false eyelashes made of real straight hair The look is the same natural innocent look of Twiggy her lashes are

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Umbrella
    Park Be Ins and Woodstock era rock n roll concerts Influenced by early twentieth century Fauvist artists particularly Pablo Picasso 1881 1973 and Henri Matisse 1869 1954 as well as his childhood comic books Max designed this chromatic burst of twenty two human faces and figures morphing into another Stars and moons circle in a kinetic rhythm of psychedelic colors titled Astrological Astroplane attesting to the artist s deep interest

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Understructure
    washable lace and silk corset Because of their unique construction corsets were typically purchased but a woman could make her own chemise Women s magazines offered readers free patterns with detailed instructions regarding trim fabric and sewing methods For those without the time or inclination to stitch their own undergarments hiring a skilled seamstress was encouraged Made from silk taffeta the pink petticoat is trimmed with two lace flounces Constructed with gored panels the front lies flat against the body while the back features gentle gathers This fit facilitated the smooth skirt front and full rear that comprised the S bend silhouette Mint green embroidered garters anchor silk stockings Seen only by the wearer and her most intimate associates the garters feature a purely froufrou touch exaggerated decorative bows With a dense lively pattern of blue roses and green foliage the patterned stockings climb the wearers legs as real roses would climb a trellis For emphasis the roses are outlined with a black line Mint green leather indoor slippers trimmed with ribbon at the vamp complete the ensemble 1 The Lady s Realm 1901 n p 2 Whispers to the Girl With Nothing a Year Vogue Oct 4 1900 224 3 Ibid 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

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