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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Lanvin
    focus on the garment as a canvas for her lavish surface decorations which would have been overwhelming if placed on a patterned fabric Lanvin drew her inspiration from a wide variety of sources including non Western garments purchased on travels or at flea markets historic European textiles and a variety of antique prints Images and shapes from these sources were interpreted in embroidery sequins applique and beading on Lanvin s garments In the 1920s her decorative sense focused on graceful beaded swags which appeared as surface decoration or graceful beaded streamers at neck or shoulder Elbaz s embroidered evening dress which features a variety of glass beads and sequins in meandering lines and swags is a direct homage to the surface decoration seen in Lanvin garments of the 1920s 2006 37 8 Bodice detail Elbaz chose a heather gray wool for the base of his garment a choice in tune with his earliest collections for Lanvin which featured neutrals such as gray and brown The utilitarian foundation pushes the dress from the realm of loveliness to something slightly edgier This impression is reinforced by the bodice beading which is slightly more meandering and abstract than the designs created by Jeanne Lanvin Elbaz has created a dress that interprets elements of past Lanvin creations in a contemporary context The dress succeeds because it capitalizes on the history of Lanvin without relying solely on its past success Perhaps Jeanne Lanvin who also mined the glories of the past for her inspiration would appreciate this modern interpretation of her aesthetic 2006 37 8 Back view Further Reading Merceron Dean L Lanvin New York Rizzoli 2007 Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post What exquisite beadwork Posted by Ingrid Mida January

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Travel & Fashion
    fashions Planes Trains Automobiles Travel Fashion examines how various modes of transportation affected 20 th century fashion Ephemera and artifacts from the golden age of travel will be on display including a unique Art Deco tea service used on the Queen Mary travel accessories stylish suitcases and souvenir scarves collected on car trips in the 1950s To celebrate the opening of Planes Trains Automobiles Travel Fashion the FIDM Museum Shop will host a public reception on Wednesday June 19th from 6 8pm This special installation is a collaboration between Clever Vintage Clothing and the FIDM Museum Shop 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 see in the image below This prevents

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Vest & watch fob, 1855-65
    the variations were more subtle than those seen in womenswear men could find ways to express their personality and style within this sartorial framework This vest with an amusing novelty pattern of brocaded dice strewn across the wearer s chest added variety to a man s wardrobe revealing an interest in games of chance Though dice were an unusual textile motif Victorian men were encouraged to be risk takers in both business and personal affairs This lighthearted vest could have been worn as informal sporting wear at a resort such as Saratoga Springs New York or Newport Rhode Island where gambling was a continual activity for restless men about town Watch fobs were both functional and decorative Like this woven horsehair fob they added a bit of decoration to a gentleman s ensemble while also ensuring the security of his pocket watch As pictured here one end of the fob was usually embellished by a small charm while the other end was attached to a pocket watch When not in use the watch was stowed safely in the vest pocket With the fob attached to the vest buttons a gentleman was less likely to lose damage or drop a treasured pocket watch Watch Fob 1850 70 Gift of Andrea Tice in memory of Carmelita Johnson 2008 46 135 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: Helmut Lang sheer dress, c. 1994
    the past As Lang stated in a 1994 interview I think the history and the past we have is just an energy we ve built up to do what we do now 2 Born in Austria Helmut Lang b 1956 studied fashion design in his home country opening his own studio in the late 1970s In 1986 he presented his first Paris runway show Lang s early work lacked the unadorned modernist aesthetic of the dress seen here In 1986 Vogue featured a dark green boiled wool Tyrolean jacket adorned with double rows of buttons or piping for obvious charm by the young Austrian Helmut Lang 3 By the mid 1990s however Lang s understated aesthetic had developed to the point where he was frequently grouped with other neo modernist designers including Martin Margiela Ann Demeulemeester and Jil Sander The influence of these minimalist designers indicated a new mood in fashion one that rejected the opulent decadent fashions of the 1980s 2011 800 1 Helmut Lang expanded his brand rapidly and by the year 2000 his name adorned menswear womenswear underwear shoes jeans accessories perfume even eyewear Prada purchased a majority share in the company in late 2000 and Lang continued to design for the label until retiring from fashion in 2005 Though the Helmut Lang label still exists it is no longer designed by its namesake Today Lang is an active visual artist with frequent exhibitions Explore this work here 2011 800 1 Textile detail 1 Helmut Lang Fresh Glitter Amy M Spindler New York Times July 17 1994 33 2 Ibid 3 Vogue s View Tyroleans Vogue Oct 1 1986 430 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2013/06/helmut-lang-sheer-dress-c-1994.html (2016-02-12)
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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Out & About: FIDM Museum goes to Las Vegas
    Well we had to get the donations to the Symposium somehow so we rented a car and with barely enough room for one suitcase each drove four hours across the desert to our oasis at the Tropicana Hotel Kevin Christina and a rental car full of items for the CSA silent auction From Gypsy Rose Lee and her relationship with Charles James to the Dolly Varden Craze of 1872 the illustrated presentations really did mine the broad range of themes fashion allows us to explore Meghan gave her paper Beyond the Black Cape Dress in Bram Stoker s Dracula Thursday morning which described and contextualized the novel s written and unwritten fashion details I was also very proud to hear Katy Werlin a former FIDM Museum intern deliver Becoming the Sylph The Transformation of Ballet Costumes 1760 1832 based on her recently completed Master s thesis at New York University Meghan presenting Beyond the Black Cape Dress in Bram Stoker s Dracula I participated in this year s Scholar s Roundtable along with Sara Marcketti from Iowa State University and Ann Wass from the Riversdale House Museum The topic of our panel was The potential of collections of historic dress to serve as educational tools I spoke about the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection and some of the insights her personal papers offer into the historiography of fashion studies I discussed the need to scan these papers and make them readily available to scholars This concept of collections digitization carried through the duration of the panel and the subsequent discussion with the audience This is definitely a hot topic in our field Helen Larson c 1966 Helen Larson Archive Costume Society of America members and FIDM Museum Fashion Council members Mela Hoyt Heydon and Linda Plochocki attended the Symposium as

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Out & About: Lectures and events
    Dracula In this paper Meghan uses Dracula to explore Victorian anxieties regarding class and etiquette with special emphasis on the importance of fashionable dress in delineating these categories You can read an excerpt from an earlier version of Meghan s research here Christina will participate in the Scholar s Roundtable on Saturday June 1 Roundtable participants are selected based on their contributions to dress scholarship and serve a two year term During the annual symposium members of the roundtable present research highlights and discuss issues related to furthering the field of dress studies In June you ll have two opportunities to explore fashion history with FIDM Museum staff On June 8 at 2 pm curator Kevin Jones will speak at the Fowler Museum at UCLA Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe Kevin s lecture will explore how fringe has been used in both modern and historic dress More information on this event here We re all looking forward to Fashion in the Age of Louis XV on Saturday June 15 This lecture and demonstration by historian Maxwell Barr will offer an unusual peek inside the wardrobe of an 18th century Parisian woman Using a live model and historically accurate examples of period clothing Barr will explore morning midday afternoon and evening dress in the age of Louis XV Tickets for this event are 35 per person or 20 for students with ID Purchase tickets via the FIDM Museum Shop Fashion in the Age of Louis XV will be held at the Fullerton College Wilshire Auditorium 321 E Chapman Avenue Fullerton CA 92832 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2013/05/out-about-lectures-and-events.html (2016-02-12)
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  • FIDM Museum Blog: Beyond the Black Cape: Dress in Bram Stoker's Dracula
    clothed in a dapper tuxedo with a high collared black silk cape as we are accustomed to see in Hollywood adaptations the limited information provided by Stoker indicates that he is dressed in a Western style tailored suit In fact Dracula s most valued disguise is to blend in with the masses in London and to not appear foreign as he explains to his guest and later prisoner Jonathan Harker Well I know that did I move and speak in your London none there are who would not know me for a stranger Here I am noble I am boyar the common people know me and I am master But a stranger in a strange land he is no one men know him like the rest so that no man stops if he sees me or pause in his speaking if he hear my words to say Ha ha A stranger 1 In 1890s Britain the most immediate indicator of foreign ness is undoubtedly the outward appearance of one s clothing the English were accustomed to judging minute differences in a man s ensemble such as hand sewing ready made versus tailor made suits and subtle differences in fabric qualities Dracula is described as clad in black from head to foot without a single speck of colour about him anywhere 2 Harker makes no indication that Dracula s garb is outside the norms of English propriety as he did in regards to the various ethnic groups encountered in his travels This lack of differentiation indicates that Dracula is dressed in the Victorian man s uniform the 3 piece suit consisting of jacket vest and trousers all in black Magyar Noble in Gala Dress On the Track of the Crescent Erratic Notes from the Piraeus to Pesth Major E C Johnson 1885 Harvard College Library Google Books Dracula is also able to disguise himself by changing form most often turning into a bat The vampire bat was well known throughout Victorian England as an intriguing dangerous creature of South America Through newspaper incidents relating to vampire attacks in Eastern Europe and vampire bats in South America the English adopted the term vampire as a metaphor for unscrupulous businessmen swindlers and the like Only rarely was the term applied to the actual incident of a man drinking human blood Notwithstanding the negative connotations bats were a favored motif in women s fancy dress costumes in the 1880s as seen in this caricature and this fashion plate Harker writes in his diary I saw the whole man slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over that dreadful abyss face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings 3 Dracula s coat foreshadows the bat wings the vampire will subsequently use to flit outside his victim Lucy s window Dracula s transformation into a bat is simultaneously deceptive and protective as it allows the vampire swift escape from enemies while his human form is not

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  • FIDM Museum Blog: United States Army Air Forces dress uniform, c. 1943
    duck it allowed veterans to wear their uniform without fear of being considered AWOL an important privilege in a time of civilian cloth and clothing shortages It also gave veterans access to free and subsidized transportation Clearly there s more to learn about this uniform and its various insignia Did we miss something Feel free to drop us a line or send us an email with your insight information or comment We d love to hear from you Posted by FIDM Museum Permalink Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post It s hard to tell without zoom but it looks like your ribbons are WWII Victory American Campaign Good Conduct The top ribbon I m not sure of I don t see any wings so he wasn t a pilot or the wings are missing I think the USAAF patch of that design is also called the Arnold emblem Posted by KM May 24 2013 at 01 52 PM Yes I think you re right about most of the patches I m also wondering about the wings are they missing from the uniform or did he serve in another capacity Posted by FIDM Museum May 28 2013 at 11 20 AM Well plenty of guys served that were not pilots so the lack of wings is reasonable Any idea of who it originally was issued to Service records are fairly easy to come by There only so many guys in Antilles who would match up with these dates rank and number of years of service What are the color bars in the top ribbon The other 3 are pretty common but the color bars I think I see don t make any sense on that top one Posted by KM May 30 2013 at 11 20 PM Unfortunately the uniform was donated without any info on who might have worn it We probably could track down the wearer via military service records another research project to put on the list Posted by FIDM Museum May 31 2013 at 03 35 PM I have a uniform like this but not as decorated Inside the pants it says E R Brooks B 5401 I tried to find information on this soldier but could not I also was wondering what the strips stood for Three on each upper arm shaped like an upside down v and one half slash on wrist area on left sleeve I know it is AAF by the patch on left sleeve Any ideas on finding this soldier Posted by towndiane gmail com November 14 2013 at 02 38 AM You might start with the National Archives which has an amazing amount of information available online http www archives gov If you can t find what you re looking for online you might find some additional leads on their site Good luck Posted by FIDM Museum November 14 2013 at 10 36 AM The top ribbon to me looks like an

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