I recently discovered the wonderful FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) blog, where they post about special acquisitions for the museum and galleries located on their Los Angeles campus. Here are a few inspiring items i'd love to one day meet, face to fabric . . .
(L to R): Marlene Dietrich's gown from A Foreign Affair designed by Irene & Edith Head c.1949, Dietrich wearing the gown during a USO tour in 1944 or 1945.
Suit of Lights jacket worn by Rudolph Valentino in Blood and Sand designed by his wife Natacha Rambova c.1922, Vivienne Westwood ensemb' c.Autumn/Winter-1993.
Detail of a silk faille dress designed by Madame Olympe Boisse of New Orleans, c.1866
All photos: FIDM Museum