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FIDM Museum and Galleries

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Address: 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
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Free museum for fahionistas and movie lovers

Exhibits change every few months and range from costumes used in oscar movies to fashion collections of the famous. Two great shops as well...the museum store with books and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
kitty k
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exhibits change every few months and range from costumes used in oscar movies to fashion collections of the famous. Two great shops as well...the museum store with books and interesting gifts and jewelry, some one of a kind items. And around the corner is an entirely different store stocked with donations from the fashion and rag industry where students come... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I went to see the movie costume exhibition. The clothes were from recent movies (nominated for this season's OSCARs) and you could get close to them (ie actually see them). This was the main focus of the museum and I would definitely go back to see another exhibition.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

My club took a docent tour of the campus. Very interesting! The school, located in a 5 story building at Grand and 9th has 28 majors all related to fashion, design and marketing. Throughout the campus building, there are displays. Our docent covered all 5 floors and talked about the school and the fashion industry in general. Who knew there... More 

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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum in downtown LA, as part of the FIDM school. It's in a nice building in a nice businessy area of downtown. And oh yeah, admission is FREE! If you like fashion, even just a little, I would recommend visiting. Check online to see what exhibits are on display before you go. I wish there was... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited Los Angeles the weekend of the Emmy Awards so we went to FIDM to see the exhibit of Emmy nominated costumes. The exhibit was fabulous. The costumes have so much more detail that doesn't come across on TV but helps the actor get into character. As I walked the exhibit, I decided to watch several shows I hadn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My daughter wanted to visit this place. It was extremely interesting as it was full of costumes used for films and TV. It was small with a large number of staff who were really helpful. Nice location and peaceful surroundings in the middle of the city.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

During my trip, I signed my daughter up for a fashion workshop at FIDM. She learned so much as she always wanted to be a fashion designer when she was going to grow up so it was perfect for her. We got the opportunity to tour the museum and it was quite entertaining. We saw several designer works, models, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A downtown LA attraction that should be on your list if you are one of the above. The first time I visited FIDM, it was with my son, who was doing a double major at UCLA that included Costume Design. It was after the year's Oscars and winners were represented in a fabulous exhibition. To be so close to the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I had always wanted to visit the FIDM museum and finally went today for a small and beautifully staged fan exhibit. Only one room but well worth the visit. Metered street parking was readily available on Saturday. Admission free. Lovely gift shop.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This museum is a wonderful secret, situated in the heart of downtown LA, that needs to be shared and explored especially if you love fashion and movies. Every year the Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit is housed here from February to April. It is free and showcases the wardrobe of movies made the previous year. This year... More 

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