Curator’s Corner

“Research is ongoing at the FIDM Museum as we delve into all the histories and mysteries of historic fashion.”
Kevin Jones, Curator

Visit our exhibitions or read our blog, and you’ll realize that collection research is an ongoing project. Through the years, we’ve made fascinating discoveries about many of the garments, accessories, and textiles in our collections. FIDM Museum curators regularly present this research at scholarly and community venues around the world. Lively and informative, curatorial presentations provide insight into the specific histories and mysteries of selected objects in our collections. If your group would like to schedule a FIDM Museum curatorial presentation, please contact the Curator’s Office at 213.623.5821.

Detail of Perfume Bottle “Tryst” by Villon; c. 1930; Glass; Gift of Annette Green Museum at the Fragance Foundation; F2005.860.432

Evening Jacket Marc Bohan for Christian Dior; Embroidery by Lesage; Spring/Summer 1983; Silk gazar, silk satin, bugle beads, sequins; Gift of Betsy Bloomingdale; 2010.116.2AB

Shoes worn by Mae West c. 1950–1959; Leather; Gift of Kevin Thomas in memory of Dolly Dempsey; 2007.919.1AB