We can't wait for you to see our newest exhibition Fashion Philanthropy: The Linda & Steven Plochocki Collection, now open in the FIDM Museum History Gallery! The fabulous objects in this exhibition were collected, purchased, or donated to the Museum by the Plochockis, and explore Linda's fascination with all things floral and embroidered. In addition to 19th and 20th century pieces, the show also highlights contemporary designs by Prada, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and Raf Simons for Christian Dior. Creative Director Peter Lam's vision for the gallery produced a modern and fresh space that compliments the ensembles; his hand-crafted paper flowers adorn the walls and accentuate the blush and grey color scheme. Collections Manager and Mount Maker Carolyn Jamerson created unique floral headdresses to add an element of drama to the gallery.
We invite you to see this beautiful exhibition in person, open now until December! Visit the Museum Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; as always, entrance is free.
Exhibition Curators Christina Johnson (far left) and Kevin Jones (far right) with Steven & Linda Plochocki
La Belle Hotel Astor evening coat, New York City, c. 1925
Panoramic view of the exhibition space
Valentino Garavani coat, Rome, Italy, c. 1965
FIDM Museum Director Barbara Bundy (far left) and FIDM President Toni Hohberg (far right) with the Plochockis
FIDM Museum Fashion Council Chair Mima Ransom with husband Dale Ransom
Entrance to Fashion Philanthropy exhibition
Dives, Pomeroy and Stewart hat, Reading, Pennsylvania, c. 1906-08
FIDM Museum Fashion Council member Linda Knoth with husband Robert Knoth
Tara Plochocki with her parents Steven & Linda
A happy FIDM Museum team with Linda & Steven!