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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Opportunites to share your research
    conversations interviews essays surveys diagrams and drawings this book will be an eclectic exploration of self presentation and style The authors are soliciting contributors here Fashion Style Popular Culture is a new academic journal focusing on a variety of topics related to fashion style consumption and popular culture The first issue will be published in 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting for a variety of special issues See a full list of topics here Conferences The Costume Society of America s Annual Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to gather with other fashion history enthusiasts If you follow this blog you ll know that the FIDM Museum participates every year The 2014 conference will be the 40th anniversary of CSA so there s sure to be special events and or speakers to mark the occasion The submission deadline is October 1 2013 More details on the conference and submission requirements here The theme for the Costume Colloquium IV is Colors in Fashion Held every two years in Florence Italy the Costume Colloquium brings together a diverse group of scholars to examine select areas of dress history Associate Curator Christina Johnson presented at the Costume Colloquium III in 201 2 The submission deadline for the Costume Colloquium IV is August 22 2013 Find more information on suggested topics and themes here The annual Popular Culture Association American Culture Association conference is large and eclectic highlighting a broad range of pop culture topics Fashion Style Appearance Consumption Design is one of the many subject areas represented The submission deadline for PCA ACA is November 1 2013 More information on this conference can be found here 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

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: 7th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibiton opens July 30
    Designers Costume Supervisors and Assistant Costume Designers Featuring costumes from popular television films series and mini series the Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design celebrates the artistry of costumes created for the small screen With costumes from The Americans Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Mr Selfridge Nashville Parks and Recreation Vegas and many other shows this exhibition explores the full range of television costume genres from historical drama to contemporary thriller The exhibition is organized by Mary Rose costume designer and president of the Costume Designers Guild Game of Thrones Emmy Winner Outstanding Costumes For A Series 2012 Costume Designer Michele Clapton Assistant Costume Designer Alexander Fordham and Assistant Costume Designer Chloe Aubry Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister 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

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Event: Gatsby's Women: Fashionable Ideals of the 1920s
    Gallery Orange County 17590 Gillette Avenue Irvine CA 92614 5610 35 Purchase tickets at the door Check or cash only You can also purchase advance tickets via the FIDM Museum Shop New opportunities and roles warranted new appearances F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby published in 1925 reflects a time of dramatic feminine transformation This lecture will provide an overview of Jazz Age fashion and describe how the fictional characters in Fitzgerald s best selling novel represent the decade s new fashionable ideals perfectly illustrated by the embroidered 1920s evening dresses from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection on exhibit in the FIDM Orange County Gallery All proceeds benefit the FIDM Museum Fashion Council and their planned acquisition of The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection 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

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Gatsby’s Women: 1920s Evening Dress from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection
    an appointment to see Gatsby s Women You might also consider attending Gatsby s Women Fashionable Ideals of the 1920s on Satuday August 10 You ll have an opportunity to see the exhibit and hear a fascinating lecture by Associate Curator Christina Johnson There is a 35 per person fee for this event You can find more information on this event here https www facebook com events 413694878746780 Let me know if you have any additional questions Posted by FIDM Museum July 23 2013 at 11 26 AM Wow Thanks for the lightning quick response and the info on the lecture I m asking my friends if they re interested in joining me to see this and will contact Jim when we re ready Posted by Edith July 23 2013 at 11 46 AM I was wondering how I could find out more about the shoes in the event They were absolutely gorgeous I m usually just a flip flop gal but I fell in love with those I was not allowed to take photos and wish I d thought to take notes I see no mention of them separately anywhere Do you have any suggestions for finding out more about the shoes in your event or ones like them Please Posted by Tui W October 06 2013 at 10 44 AM Hi Tui Glad you liked seeing the shoes There are some wonderful period shoes included in this exhibit If you re interested in 1920s shoes in general I d suggest looking at period sources like magazine advertisements fashion editorials or even old catalogs You can often find wonderful descriptions even images in these types of resources There are also some great books on historic shoes One I like is Women s Shoes in America 1795 1930 by Nancy

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: André Courrèges sunglasses, 1965
    of Courrèges s Space Age look With their narrow horizontal slits they suggest protective goggles or the eyes of an alien being Either way they accentuated the otherworldly look of Courrèges s models as they walked the runway in his sharply modern designs Imported from France the sunglasses retailed in the United States for 4 about 30 in today s dollars The popularity of Courrèges s Space Age designs spawned legions of knock offs and versions of Courrèges s spare A line mini dresses soon appeared on the street Very few of these garments were actually labeled Courrèges Custom copies were created by Bergdorf Goodman and other high end retailers while ready to wear manufacturers like Kimberly produced off the rack knit dresses inspired by Courrèges Jacqueline Kennedy supposedly wore a Bergdorf Goodman version of a Courrèges suit when she visited Runnymede JFK s memorial in Surrey England This short sleeved dress can be seen in a brief 1965 video Featuring both Jackie Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth it inadvertently contrasts Jackie Kennedy s fashion forward style with Queen Elizabeth s more conservative taste Even these unusual sunglasses inspired knock offs A 1965 ad featured a variety of white plastic sunglasses including Sea Ski s Boy Watchers With a horizontal slit bisecting dramatically narrow lenses they were clearly inspired by Courrèges s Space Age aesthetic Retailing at 2 95 they were only slightly less expensive than authentic Courrèges sunglasses 1 Peterson Patricia The Young Go Courrèges New York Times May 16 1965 SM66 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post They look a suspicious lot like Inuit snow glasses to me interesting Posted by Hana Marmota January 14 2014 at 05 36 AM Very nice sunglasses Best regards

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Friday Wrap: Weekend reading
    A 4 000 year old Egyptian statuette at the Manchester Museum has been mysteriously rotating inside its case for the last several months Time lapse video has demonstrated that the statuette slowly rotates as much as 180 degrees while similar statuettes on either side remain stationary As of yet there s no explanation for this rotation though physicists have suggested that it s due to friction between the statuette and the shelf below Watch the spinning statuette in action on the Manchester Museum s blog Wedding gown made entirely from white Legos Are you on the hunt for a traditional wedding dress with a twist Consider a wedding gown made from thousands of interlocking white Legos Artist Rie Hosokai created a Lego wedding gown for a special exhibition in Tokyo See images of this impressive dress here Save the date for Gatsby s Women Fashionable Ideals of the 1920s August 10 2013 10 15 am Noon 35 per person Save the date for a fascinating lecture by FIDM Museum s Associate Curator Christina Johnson On August 10 join FIDM Museum s Fashion Council at the FIDM Orange County campus for Christina s talk on F Scott Fitzgerald s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby and Jazz Age fashion Attendees will have the opportunity to view the exhibition Gatsby s Women 1920s Evening Dress from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection now on view in the FIDM Gallery Orange County Evening Dress detail Havet Agnѐs Paris France c 1927 L2011 13 351 See the full view of this gown here 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

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Catalina swimsuit, mid-1950s
    suits the focal point is the upper half of the body A halter style neckline draws attention to shapely shoulders while inner boning creates the structured cone or torpedo bust often seen in 1950s swimwear The low cut skirt style hem hides the upper thighs this discreet cut was nearly ubiquitous in 1950s swimwear Though the front of this swimsuit is relatively modest the back is another story With a jeweled halter encircling the neck and a low cut back this swimsuit is definitely about display not function The deep V cut frames the wearer s back while the attached sash draws attention to this expanse of suntanned skin 2008 10 5 Back view As demonstrated by Catalina s rhinestone encrusted swimsuit 1950s swimwear was about display and fantasy Plain black swimsuits so popular today were uncommon Instead color pattern and sometimes texture dominated swimwear A 1957 swimsuit fashion show held in Los Angeles showcased the variety of swimwear available to consumers Swimsuits ranged from a demure white eyelet suit with flared skirt to a racy leopard patterned high waisted bikini Metallic maillots skirted suits of pink orange and red swimmable tweeds batik prints and sharkskin textured suits rounded out the offerings Many swimsuits were accompanied by matching cover ups including coats and skirts Trends to watch for included cotton that looks like silk brocades embroideries on stretch backgrounds and glittering sea going stuffs that are down to earth in price 3 2008 10 5 Hem detail 1 Kennedy Sarah The Swimsuit A History of Twentieth Century Fashions London Carlton Books 2010 294 2 A 1 000 price tag is typewritten on a white ribbon and sewn into the garment s lining 3 Fay Hammond Fashion Get Into the Swim 58 Model Swimsuits Previewed Los Angeles Times Nov 7 1957

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Jeanne Lanvin bonnet, 1913
    Lanvin began designing for women and girls She also joined the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Spanning almost 60 years Lanvin s career flourished until her death in 1946 The house of Lanvin is still in existence with Alber Elbaz as head designer 2000 879 39 Lanvin s millinery training enabled her to dress the whole woman In the words of one Vogue writer Madame Lanvin in designing a toilette gown never forgets the head which she insists shall be in harmony with the costume 1 When Lanvin created this bonnet the most fashionable silhouette was the slim high waisted Empire style This neo classical style was based on the art of the Empire period 1804 1815 The fashionable neo Empire silhouette included high waisted columnar dresses accessorized with small brimless hats a silhouette promoted by haute couture designers like Jeanne Lanvin Modeled after early nineteenth century prototypes this historically inspired avant garde bonnet offered a trim contrast to the gigantic wide brimmed hats previously worn A romantic confection of lace and roses Jeanne Lanvin s charming bonnet is an excellent example of her aesthetic As a couturier Lanvin focused on embellishment and surface decoration applied with careful consideration to quality Using ribbons lace sequins beads metallic thread seashells and other tools of the trade Lanvin designed beautifully embellished yet sophisticated gowns and accessories The dimensional chiffon roses decorating this bonnet were a signature Lanvin motif one she used throughout her career in varying forms 1 Fernandez Jeanne Ramon Fashion Paris Sets Forth the Mode of 1919 Vogue Apr 1 1919 45 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

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