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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Sant' Angelo chiffon dress, c. 1968-1972
    the shoulder ruffled blouses in a riot of prints patterns and colors In designing the flower printed dress pictured here Sant Angelo looked to European art history specifically the 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli In Botticelli s allegorical painting La Primavera 1477 82 Flora the goddess of flowers and a symbol of spring wears a flower patterned dress trimmed with leaves and flowers A floral crown decorates her flowing blond hair Barefoot and staring at the viewer she tosses flowers before her as she walks through the forest Sant Angelo s dress uses inset bias panels a ruffled lettuce hem and dimensional floral embellishment to create an Age of Aquarius tribute to Botticelli s Renaissance Flora Sant Angelo s dress also makes a cultural connection between these two distinct eras both the Age of Aquarius and the Renaissance were considered the dawn of a new age and a new culture Sant Angelo s career coincided with an especially unrestricted time in fashion In the late 1960s and early 1970s Vogue featured a staggering array of styles The stylish wardrobe included bits and bobs picked up during international travels or designs inspired by other cultures In 1970 Vogue featured designs by Sant Angelo alongside a brilliant lacquer red printed cotton embroidered bodice midi dress from Afghanistan and a bone cow horn and rawhide necklace made by Chippewa Indians 1 Both the Afghani dress and the Chippewa necklace could be purchased in New York City Fashion was truly about incorporating personally inspiring odds and ends rather than purchasing the latest off the rack ensemble with accessories included Sleeve detail 95 40 3 1 Vogue s Own Boutique Vogue Jul 1 1970 128 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: A last look at Modern Love
    opportunities for many visitors to connect with the objects Maybe this is why it s very easy for curators to become emotionally attached to our exhibitions Modern Love shown at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Bendigo Australia was planned in about a year and a half which is a very short time frame compared to most of the FIDM Museum s curatorial exhibitions But even so we still managed to fall in love with it FIDM Museum Collections Manager Carolyn Jamerson and I recently traveled to Bendigo to de install the exhibition We had one day to move all of the mannequins and accessories out of their cases we worked with their amazing art handlers and into a storage room Over the course of seven days we systematically condition reported the objects inventoried them and packed them into their custom boxes before loading them into the crates It s always an odd experience to dismantle something you ve worked so hard on To make the materiality of all that work just disappear It s things like seeing the large Modern Love banner on the side of the Gallery each day on our way to work until it suddenly vanishes to make room for the next exhibition s signage the text panels that we worked so hard to write and edit and place perfectly symmetrically on their metal stands piled up in the corner or a crowd of naked mannequins jumbled together As we de installed the exhibition I decided to take photos of views that resonated with me emotionally as a curator They are a mix of bittersweet funny and proud moments among other feelings In the end you have to let it go and move on to the next project It makes me glad to know that the FIDM

    Original URL path: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2014/03/a-last-look-at-modern-love.html (2016-02-12)
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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Australian Adventure
    present Among the designers represented are Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood Christian Francis Roth Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Dolce Gabbana Yohji Yamamoto Alexander McQueen and Thom Browne Large video projections of corresponding runway shows appear on the walls A publication filled with runway images from the FIDM Museum s Michel Arnaud Photography Archive was also published and includes essays by BAG and FIDM Museum curators Christina Johnson Kevin Jones and Danielle Killam at the Modern Love opening party This exciting exhibition was quite an undertaking to plan After nearly nine months of full time preparation which included choosing objects and mannequins conservation and packing as well as hiring additional temporary employees fifteen art crates were shipped to BAG in September 2013 Kevin former Collections Manager Danielle Killam and I followed shortly on a fifteen hour flight from LAX We stayed in Bendigo for over three weeks to install the exhibition and enjoyed our time there so much The BAG staff is amazing and their exhibition space is impeccable The opening party was so much fun Guest of honor Toni Maticevski an Australian designer graciously donated a white neoprene cocktail dress from his Spring Summer 2013 14 collection to the FIDM Museum that is included in the exhibition Yes the date is correct it s because he s based in the Southern Hemisphere Spring flowers in Bendigo What a charming town Bendigo is An hour and a half drive from Melbourne it s filled with amazing restaurants and great boutiques we three had a memorable time together Our fall season is their spring and it certainly was a beautiful time to be there Everywhere we looked there were street signs and train banners advertising the exhibition The Bendigo Art Gallery attracts huge numbers of visitors they ve found the public is especially intrigued by fashion exhibitions Kevin Dani and I were lucky to make a few excursions into neighboring Melbourne during our stay We took the train to attend the opening of Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion at the National Gallery of Victoria with BAG staff and later went back for a wonderful tour of NGV costume storage with Curator Roger Leong and Assistant Curator Paola di Trocchio We also had an outdoor adventure and experienced the Australian Bush I had a personal wish to see a kangaroo and was so happy when we bumped into a baby at Hanging Rock Recreation Reserve in Central Victoria We had a lovely hike there with BAG Collections Manager Sandra Bruce surrounded by beautiful gum trees and marveling at the gorgeous views from the rock formations onto the plains below Many happy memories were made that day Christina spots a baby kangaroo at Hanging Rock Recreation Reserve Kevin and I traveled on to Sydney after the Modern Love opening to be tourists We were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the Powerhouse Museum had a personal architectural tour of the city by fashion scholar Peter McNeil and visited the Sydney Opera

    Original URL path: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2014/02/australian-adventure.html (2016-02-12)
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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Catherine Martin wins two Academy Awards for The Great Gatsby
    Jay Gatsby Congratulations to costume designer Catherine Martin for her Oscar wins during last night s 2014 Academy Awards Martin s first golden statuette was awarded for Best Costume Design for The Great Gatsby the 2013 film directed by Martin s husband Baz Luhrmann Later in the evening Martin and set director Beverley Dunn won an Oscar for Best Production Design for The Great Gatsby In 2002 Martin won two Oscar awards for her work on Moulin Rouge also directed by Luhrmann With four Academy Awards Catherine Martin is the most decorated Australian in Oscar history We may have to wait a few years to see more Martin costume designs Her next project in collaboration with Luhrmann is for the Saxony Hotel in Miami FL Martin and Luhrmann will design interiors uniforms and cultural programming for this historic Miami Beach hotel We re honored to have selected The Great Gatsby costumes on display in The 22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition through April 26 2014 See Catherine Martin s award winning costumes in person Tuesday Saturday 10am 5pm Exhibition tours are available see our website for more information For Martin s perspective on The Great Gatsby watch this brief New York Times interview with the costume designer Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by This is only a preview Your comment has not yet been posted Your comment could not be posted Error type Your comment has been saved Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author Post another comment The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image Please try again As a final step before posting your comment

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Summer 2014 internship at the FIDM Museum
    digitizing a portion of the collection researching new acquisitions or other curatorial assignments Previous interns have catalogued croquis and digitized The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection Interns work closely with FIDM Museum staff and receive valuable hands on training in collection management and museum practices We are looking for students enrolled in a graduate program or with plans to enroll immediately following the internship in a field related to fashion history and or museum studies Summer interns must commit to working 30 40 hours per week during business hours 9 00 am 6 00 pm Monday Friday This internship is unpaid To apply for the FIDM Museum Summer 2014 internship email a resume and cover letter to internships fidmmuseum org Application materials are due March 1 2014 All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April 2014 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by This is only a preview Your comment has not yet been posted Your comment could not be posted Error type Your comment has been saved Comments are moderated and will not

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Embroidered evening wedge shoes, late 1930s
    difficult for Ferragamo to obtain steel This shortage forced Ferragamo to begin crafting shoes from other materials including springy supportive cork This new material became the basis of Ferragamo s famous wedge or wedgie shoe Wedge sandals 1938 40 Satin leather Gift of Anonymous Donor 2005 10 3AB Within a few years the wedge was a standard for many women In May 1938 Vogue welcomed the wedge with a two page pictorial featuring 10 pairs of wedges for every occasion from faded gardenia wedge sandals for summer dressing to brown suede closed toe wedges perfect for city pavements or sightseeing 1 With Vogue s seal of approval wedges could be worn in every season for any situation For those concerned with comfort wedges offered a cushy footbed and the relative stability of a wide base Because the sole could be made from cork wood or other materials the wedge remained popular throughout World War II when material shortages meant that leather and metal were largely unavailable to the civilian population Like glittering jewels the late 1930s wedges pictured here were meant to enrich an evening ensemble For evening sling back wedges with a peep toe were popular Nineteen thirties evening shoes wedge or not were often covered with embellishment from embroidery to rhinestones In 1938 the most popular fashionable evening footwear was paved with glittering stones embossed with gilt medallions encrusted with beads spangled with paillettes embroidered with silver and gold 2 These wedges feature multi colored floral embroidery on midnight blue satin gold leather accents add an extra touch of luxury 2005 10 3AB 1 The Wedge Has Entered Vogue May 1 1938 86 87 2 Shoe Shine Vogue Jul 1 1938 35 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Ferragamo Tavarnelle lace high heels, mid-1930s
    perfect balance of style and comfort The uppers on this pair are Tavarnelle needlepoint lace a Tuscan specialty produced just outside Florence Italy 1 Often used in white for decorating undergarments Ferragamo commissioned a colored version with pink and blue blossoms on a field of brown twigs and green foliage The pliability of the lace must have delighted the wearer as it easily allowed her feet to contract and expand in motion and did not bind her toes tightly like fully enclosed models 1 Piacenti Kirsten Aschengreen et al Salvatore Ferragamo The Art of the Shoe 1898 1960 New York Rizzoli 1992 47 79 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by This is only a preview Your comment has not yet been posted Your comment could not be posted Error type Your comment has been saved Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author Post another comment The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image Please try again As a final step before posting your comment enter the letters and numbers you

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Images from the 22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition
    night party Mima Ransom FIDM Museum Fashion Council Chair and Barbara Bundy FIDM Vice President and Museum Director Gabriella Gonzales in a dress by Eduardo Khawam Kevin Jones FIDM Museum Curator in the Larson Gallery BLISS 19th Century Wedding Gowns from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection is currently on view in the Larson Gallery LA Lee Daniels The Butler costumes by Ruth E Carter L to R Minka Kelly as Jacqueline Kennedy Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines Oz the Great and Powerful costumes by Gary Jones L to R Rachel Weisz as Evanora James Franco as Oz Michelle Williams as Annie Glinda Mila Kunis as Theodora L R Mona May FIDM Alumna and Costume Designer and Trish Summerville FIDM Alumna and featured Costume Designer for The Hunger Games Catching Fire Oblivion costumes by Marlene Stewart L to R Olga Kurylenko as Julia Zoë Bell as Kara Tom Cruise as Jack Andrea Riseborough as Victoria Hansel Gretel Witch Hunters costumes by Marlene Stewart L to R Monique Ganderton as Candy Witch L R Nick Verreos FIDM Museum Spokesperson Alum and current star of Project Runway Under the Gunn and Michael Wilkinson 2014 Oscar Nominated and featured Costume Designer for American Hustle After Earth costumes by Amy Westcott L to R Will Smith as Cypher Raige Jaden Smith as Kitai Raige Sophie Okonedo as Faia Raige Man of Steel costumes by James Acheson and Michael Wilkinson L to R Henry Cavill as Kal El Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by This is only a preview Your comment has not yet been posted Your comment could not be posted Error type Your comment has been

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