Upcoming Exhibitions

Dates
August 2, 2016
October 15, 2016
10am–5pm
Tuesday through Saturday
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

There were only about 10,000 television sets in the United States in the mid-1940s. Ten years later, half of American households owned one! Why the huge increase? Rising post-World War II income levels coupled with technological advancements meant many people could afford a TV. But there was more to it than just the economy. Viewers connected to the characters on their screens.

Today, over 115 million homes in the US have a digital television (or stream TV shows on their computer or tablet). We still look forward to tuning in to see what our favorite characters are up to. Lucy from "I Love Lucy," Samantha from "Bewitched," J.R Ewing from "Dallas," or Don Draper from "Mad Men" have iconic personalities expressed in part through appearance. And it’s costume designers and their teams who are responsible for creating these iconic looks. The Art of Television Costume Design celebrates outstanding TV costuming from 2015 and 2016 in a variety of genres, including Primetime Emmy® Award nominees in Costume Design.

Dates
August 2, 2016
December 23, 2016
10am–5pm
Tuesday through Saturday
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Ego! It comes across loud and clear through a man’s wardrobe. Boldness and confidence translate into strong silhouettes, dominant colors, and militant embellishment. Victorian aesthetes were impeccably tailored, showcasing mastery of sartorial connoisseurship. The educated gent’s prowess for art and sportsmanship were revealed through his neckwear and shoes: Ascot or bow tie today? Wing-tips or spectators? Embracing innovation–cutting-edge textiles and space-age silhouettes–meant a mid-century man could inhabit out-of-this world concepts. Modern hipsters pair straight-off-the-runway fast fashion with vintage or eco couture to express a calculated interest in fashion. From the bedroom to the ballroom and the office to the outfield–male egos demand attention! ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego presents three centuries of menswear from the FIDM Museum collection.