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FIDM Museum and Galleries

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Address: 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
Phone Number: +1 213-623-5821

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See fashion for free

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 10 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 

Thank seabreezesakka
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 15 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.

Thank Nancy D
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

A small exhibition of costumes made for filming, but worth a visit that would realize how different what we see in the movies from reality. I was impressed as merely look costumes of the latest Star Wars.

Thank 9vasyln
Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A free gallery (donations accepted, but not aggressively sought), that showcases fashion -- typically costumes associated with movies. The current main exhibit has costumes from about 15 movies of 2015, from Star Wars to The Revenant to the Danish Girl and Cinderella. Beautifully displayed and not crowded so plenty of time to look at style, construction, fabrics, etc. A secondary... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Heard about the costume display from past and current Oscar award nominated films. Terrific, as well as one displaying fans and period gowns and dresses from turn of the century! Check website for info on current exhibits!

Thank BarbB2000

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