An occasional round-up of events, lectures, exhibitions, and other information of interest. This week, we remind you to visit our current exhibitions, note upcoming lectures by FIDM Museum curators, and watch some fashion-themed film and television.
Current Exhibitions and Docent Tours
Have you seen our current exhibitions? If not, head to the FIDM Museum this weekend. A Century of Cotton: Selections from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, 1800-1900, Accessories from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection and the 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibitions are waiting for you! We're open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Want to get the stories behind the seams? We're offering weekly Docent Tours of the 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition every Saturday @ 10am. Tours are by reservation only. To RSVP call 213.623.5821, ex. 2240. $5 per person or free with FIDM ID.
Upcoming lectures by FIDM Museum curators
Dress and Identity in the Life of Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992)
Saturday, March 23, 2013
2 PM - 3 PM
$7 Members/ $10 Non-member
Christina Johnson, FIDM Museum Associate Curator, will speak on the life and style of Marlene Dietrich. Please note: this event will be held at the Bowers Museum, not at the FIDM Museum. For location and ticket information, visit the Bowers Museum website.
Fowler OutSpoken Lecture: Fringe Concepts
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Kevin Jones, FIDM Museum Curator, will trace the evolution of fringe in dress from ancient times through modern and contemporary high fashion. Please note: this event will be held at the Fowler Museum, not at the FIDM Museum. For location information, visit the Fowler Museum website.
Versailles '73 and Fashion TV
Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution isn't in wide release yet, but it has been playing at select theatres around the country for the last several months. Have you seen it yet? It's a documentary focusing on a 1973 fashion show pitting five distinguished French haute couture designers (Givenchy, Dior, Ungaro, Saint Laurent and Cardin) against five North American fashion upstarts (Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows and Bill Blass). We're looking forward to watching this, not only for the great early 70s hair and fashion, but to learn more about this moment in fashion history. Watch the trailer here.
Not one, but two, fashion-themed reality shows premiered this week. L.A. Frock Stars spotlights vintage boutique The Way We Wore, and Dukes of Melrose features Decades, another L.A. based vintage boutique. We posted a link to L.A. Frock Stars on our Facebook page earlier this week, inspiring strong reactions from our followers. Watch the first episode of L.A. Frock Stars here and the first episode of Dukes of Melrose here. Let us know what you think after you've compared and contrasted these two shows.
Snapshot of Marlene Dietrich taken during her 1944-45 USO tour. Dietrich wears a gown by Irene Gibbons, which she wore in both her personal life and on-screen. Learn more about Dietrich's personal and cinematic style during Christina Johnson's March 23 lecture at the Bowers Museum.