We are delighted to announce that the FABULOUS! catalogue was awarded Best of Show at the 2012 Print Excellence Awards. The catalogue was printed by Clear Image Printing, who went above and beyond in their execution of the catalogue. Clear Image worked closely with exhibition co-curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson, and FIDM Publications staff to ensure that the FABULOUS! catalogue would be much more than a simple document of the exhibition.
Sponsored by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California, the annual Print Excellence Awards celebrate excellence in print media. To win Best of Show in this judged competition, entries must be outstanding, flawless and receive the highest overall score from the award judges. According to the judges of the Print Excellence Awards, the catalogue "demonstrated a printing company's ability to transform paper into a beautiful piece of visual communication. First, the printed dust jacket, then printed cloth cover, and finally page after page of wonderfully executed renditions of photography and text. Incorporate a variety of fold-out [pages] and you have a piece that earned Best of Show."
Written to accompany our 2011 FABULOUS! exhibition, the catalogue presents a selection of recent FIDM Museum acquisitions as a 200-year overview of fashionable dress, including women's, men's, and children's attire. The FABULOUS! catalogue includes full-color images, introductory essays by exhibition co-curators Kevin Jones and Christina Johnson, and a timeline that contextualizes developments in fashionable dress. The catalogue features the array of garments and accessories that were on display in FABULOUS!, along with bonus images of objects not included in the exhibition.
Eager to get your own copy of the FABULOUS! catalogue? We still have a few available in the FIDM Museum Shop.
High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture just won the Richard Martin Award! Named for Richard Martin (1947-1999), former costume curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute and the Museum at FIT, this annual award recognizes excellence in costume exhibition, including concept, research and design. It is sponsored by the Costume Society of America, and presented each year during the National Symposium. Yesterday, Christina Johnson and Kevin Jones, co-curators of High Style, were presented with the Richard Martin Award in Kansas City, MO. Congratulations to everyone involved in the High Style exhibition!