FIDM Museum is thrilled to announce that LONDON will be the next destination for the 2015 Fashion Council Voyage!
Next summer, London will play host to several world-renowned fashion exhibitions, including the ground-breaking Alexander McQueen retrospective Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum – making it the perfect time for a fashion history study tour around the city! Join Museum Curator Kevin Jones and Museum Associate Joanna Abijaoude for exclusive access and private tours of the city’s most prestigious costume collections. The trip will culminate with the Costume Society UK’s 2015 Symposium “The Power of Gold,” featuring keynote speakers Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces (and host of Tales from the Royal Wardrobe on BBC), and Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A.
In between trips to royal palaces, we will enjoy the splendor of high tea at Claridge’s, shop the latest fashions on New Bond Street, dine at the famous Savoy Grill, and catch a performance at the Royal Opera House. Finally, we will bid farewell to our adventurous week with a champagne toast on the London Eye. As always, the trip includes a $500 tax-deductible donation to the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection; funds raised from London Voyage 2015 will go toward adopting an object from the collection!
You absolutely won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the history and grandeur of London like you’ve never seen it before!
Dates: June 28 – July 6
Cost: Sharing double room, per person – $5,500; Single occupancy – $6,500
Total Payment Due: May 1, 2015
Cost Includes: Seven nights at a 4-star hotel, daily breakfast, Oyster card for tube, private tours and museum entry fees, excursion fees and transportation, Fashion Council dinner, Royal Opera House performance, high tea, symposium registration, symposium gala dinner, London Eye, tax-deductible donation to the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, roundtrip airport transfers (only for attendees who select the same flight as tour leaders)
*Airfare is additional, to be arranged by participant; we will provide a suggested flight
*Participation is capped at 12 people; please reserve your spot as soon as possible!
For questions, a detailed itinerary, or to confirm your participation, please contact Museum Associate Joanna Abijaoude: jabijaoude@FIDMmuseum.org; 213.623.5821 x2226