Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) functions as a private for-profit college with multiple campuses in California, offering degree programs in fashion, entertainment, beauty, interior design, and graphic design. 

I was lucky to visit the FIDM Museum, located at the Los Angeles Campus. The museum is home to a large collection of fashion and costume pieces from the 1800s to the present. While the museum features permanent and temporary exhibits, including costumes and designs from early 20th-century Hollywood, theater, and current television shows and films, the FIDM Museum Permanent Collection features more than 15,000 objects representing over 200 years of fashion, spanning haute couture, ready-to-wear, international ensembles, film costumes, and fragrance. 

At the time of my visit, the FIDM Museum’s exhibition focused on The Art Of Costume Design In Television. Below are photos from the exhibition to enjoy:


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

Joe vs. Carol:


Only Murders in the Building:

Pam and Tommy:

Stranger Things:

And Just Like That:


Emily in Paris:

Annie Live!:

Grace and Frankie:

This exhibition runs from August 23, 2022, through November 5, 2022.

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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