FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010
September 13, 2011-December 17, 2011
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
We are delighted to announce that our latest exhibition is now open to the public! Blog readers will encounter many old friends, including Madame Olympe, the World War II propaganda dress, our sculptural Adrian evening gown, and many others. Other exhibition highlights include a Redfern court gown, a museum-commissioned lace peacock motif Alexander McQueen couture gown and a court suit worn by composer Johann Hummel. In the meantime, enjoy these photos from the opening party. Hope to see you in the galleries!
Court suit worn by composer Johann Hummel (1778-1837). This extravagant suit is made from uncut voided velvet with gold, silver, rhinestone and sequin decoration. The suit dates from 1810-14 and was created in Paris.
Redfern court gown worn by Ann Bloomfield Gamble Post (1873-1919) to a royal reception at Buckingham Palace in 1907. The gown features an 11 foot train, fastened at the shoulders with hand-carved shell cameos depicting female dancers in classical costume.