Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is a for-profit college in California. It offers courses in fashion, entertainment, beauty, interior design, and graphic design. The college was founded in 1969 by Tonian Hohberg, who is its president and CEO.
The college offers 26 Associate of Arts degree programs; a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, which is also available via distance learning; and nine bachelor's degree programs in Professional Studies, including International Manufacturing & Product Development, Textile Production & Development, Entertainment Set Design & Decoration, Film & TV Costume Design, Footwear Design, Digital Media, and Menswear.
The college has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission since 2007. It is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The college has four campuses, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Orange County. The campuses feature the modern architecture of Clive Wilkinson. FIDM's main campus, Los Angeles, features innovative study spaces, a stunning Design Studio, and the world-class FIDM Museum & Galleries. The San Francisco campus is located in Union Square . The San Diego campus occupies about 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) on the third floor of a high-rise office building. The award-winning Orange County campus is a dynamic visual experience with ultra-modern lofts, an indoor/outdoor student lounge, eye-popping colors, and a sensational, one-of-a-kind audio visual igloo.
In popular culture
FIDM served as the location of Lifetime's Project Runway season six, Project Runway: Under the Gunn, Project Runway: Threads, and Project Runway: Junior. Several FIDM alumni, including Santino Rice, Daniel Franco, Guadalupe Vidal, Kelli Martin, and Leann Marshall, were contestants on the original Project Runway show. FIDM was also featured in the MTV show The Hills, which shows the life of upcoming fashion designer, Lauren Conrad, who comes from Laguna Beach and wants to become famous for her designs.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum, located at the Los Angeles Campus, is home to a large collection of fashion and costume pieces from the 1800s to today. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibits, including costumes and designs from early 20th-century Hollywood, theater, and current televisions shows and films.
- Lubov Azria, fashion designer
- Katie Bender, filmmaker
- Gessica Brooke, fashion and accessories designer
- Amanda Bynes, fashion designer, actress
- Lauren Conrad, author and fashion designer
- Cris Crotz, Miss Nevada 2010
- Candice Cuoco, fashion designer, Project Runway 14 finalist
- Kyra Davis, novelist
- Jill Dodd, fashion designer, Roxy brand founder
- Lil Debbie, rapper, model, and fashion designer
- Surily Goel, fashion designer, costume designer
- Mario Hollands, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Sassa Jimenez, fashion designer, Philippines
- Karen Kane, fashion designer
- Lisa Kristine, fine art photographer
- Michael Kuluva, fashion designer, professional figure skater, owner of Tumbler and Tipsy
- Monique Lhuillier, fashion designer
- Masiela Lusha, Albanian-American actress, poet, and humanitarian
- Leanne Marshall, fashion designer, Project Runway 5 winner
- Jeane Napoles, daughter of Janet Lim-Napoles, who is believed to have masterminded the PDAF scam
- Santino Rice, fashion designer, Project Runway 2 finalist
- Yotam Solomon, fashion designer
- Marlene Stewart, costume designer
Faculty and staff
- Kevin Reagan, Grammy Award-winning graphic designer and author of Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
- Bradford Shellhammer, entrepreneur and designer, founding editor of Queerty
- Nick Verreos, fashion designer, also alumnus
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