Current Exhibitions

Dates
February 11April 26, 2014
Tuesday through Saturday
10am until 5pm
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Costumes from selected films of 2013 are displayed in this annual exhibition of film costume design. The previous year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Costume Design, Anna Karenina, designed by Jacqueline Durran, is highlighted in the exhibition.

Dates
February 11, 2014
July 5, 2014
10am–5pm
Tuesday through Saturday
Location
FIDM Larson Gallery, LA
919 S. Grand Ave. 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Yards of satin and faille, froths of lace and tulle, glimmers of beads and rhinestones: the stuff of dreams that clothed the female transition from maidenhood to matrimony. BLISS: 19th-Century Wedding Gowns from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection looks at a century of idealized brides dressed in simple sheaths of the First Empire to complex draperies of the Gilded Age; each decade represented by the reigning silhouette. Meant to celebrate a single day, these rare ensembles continue to inspire nostalgic happy-ever-afters.

Please note that BLISS will be closed from April 28–May 3 and will reopen on May 6.

Dates
December 20, 2013June 14, 2014
10am–5pm
Monday through Friday
Location
FIDM Gallery Orange County
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA
92614
Admission
Free to the public
Appointment required

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.

Dates
10am–5pm
Monday through Saturday
Location
Annette Green Fragrance Archive
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Ave, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Visitors must have a current photo ID to access the Annette Green Fragrance Archive.

Artfully Adorned explores two centuries of jewelry history. Designs, motifs, and materials place each artifact within the context of the times in which they were made. Presented in the Annette Green Fragrance Archive, this intimate exhibition features approximately 50 pieces of historic jewelry from the Christie Romero Collection.

Christie Romero (1946–2009) was a gemologist, collector, historian, curator, consultant, and appraiser. She wrote the best-selling Warman’s Jewelry, a reference guide to 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century jewelry, and served as an expert appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow television program. A portion of her collection is now part of the Permanent Collection of the FIDM Museum, which celebrates her legacy with the exhibition Artfully Adorned.