Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Fidm logo.jpg
Type For-profit
Established 1969[1]
President Tonian Hohberg
Undergraduates 7,500
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Campus
Website fidm.edu

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is a for-profit college in California, United States. 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.[1][2]

Academics[edit]

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.[2]

The college has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission since 2007.[3] It is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.[4]

Campuses[edit]

The college has four campuses, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Orange County.[2] The campuses feature the modern architecture of Clive Wilkinson.[5][6] 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 .[7] The San Diego campus occupies about 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) on the third floor of a high-rise office building.[8] 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[edit]

FIDM served as the location of Lifetime's Project Runway season six,[9] Project Runway: Under the Gunn[10], Project Runway: Threads[11], and Project Runway: Junior[12]. Several FIDM alumni, including Santino Rice, Daniel Franco, Guadalupe Vidal, Kelli Martin, and Leann Marshall, were contestants on the show original Project Runway show.[13]

FIDM Museum[edit]

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.[14][15]

Notable students and alumni[edit]

Teaching staff[edit]

  • Kevin Reagan, Grammy Award-winning graphic designer and author of Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
  • Nancy Riegelman, fashion illustrator and author of 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion
  • Nick Verreos, fashion designer,[36] also alumnus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b President's message. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
  2. ^ a b c Statement of Accreditation Status: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. WASC Senior College and University Commission. Accessed January 2014.
  3. ^ "Statement of Accreditation Status FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising". Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ Accredited Institutional Members. National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Accessed 2014.
  5. ^ "FIDM San Diego Campus / Clive Wilkinson Architects". ArchDaily. 
  6. ^ http://clivewilkinson.com/work/index.html
  7. ^ "FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco Campus". Petersons's. 1 January 2001. 
  8. ^ 2011 Recipient | AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture: FIDM San Diego Campus. The American Institute of Architects. Accessed January 2014.
  9. ^ Corcoran, Monica. "They've Got the Project Runway Blues." LA Times. February 1, 2009.
  10. ^ Nededog, Jethro. "‘Project Runway's’ Tim Gunn to Host New Lifetime Fashion Competition" The Wrap. November 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "About Project Runway: Threads | Lifetime". Lifetime. Retrieved 2017-06-02. 
  12. ^ "Project Runway: Junior". Wikipedia. 2017-05-14. 
  13. ^ "FIDM Alumni "Project Runway" Contestants" Lifetime
  14. ^ Neider, Alison A. (May 29, 2014). "FIDM Exhibition Showcases Fashion Sketches From Hollywood’s Golden Age". California Apparel News. 
  15. ^ O'Connell, Michael (June 2, 2014). "Emmys: Fox Goes Guerrilla With 'Sleepy Hollow' Campaign". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  16. ^ "Lubov Azria: How to Succeed in the Fashion Industry". theFashionSpot. 
  17. ^ Hall, Sandra. "The Will to Fly review: inside the elite world of aerial skiing". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  18. ^ KTLA Spring Fashions and Hangbags with Gessica Brooke retrieved on 01 March, 2011 Archived April 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "Amanda Bynes thrown out of school". msn.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Lauren Conrad: Biography". people.com. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  21. ^ http://www.kyradavis.com/2006/08/stephanie-lehmann-and-other-stuff.html. Retrieved June 19, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  22. ^ "Bio". Jill Dodd. Retrieved 2017-06-02. 
  23. ^ Kelsey Whipple. "Lil Debbie Is Ready For Her Private Jet". L.A. Weekly. 
  24. ^ "Surily - Designer & Stylist - Biography". surily.in. 
  25. ^ Cordaro, Colleen. Clark, Bonnie, ed. "Dressed for Success". Phillies (Print). Philadelphia Phillies. 2014 (4): 36–38. 
  26. ^ http://www.ellizadawnaurelio.com/sassa-jimenez.html
  27. ^ "Stories - FIDM.edu". fidm.edu. 
  28. ^ May, Meredith (2013-01-04). "Lisa Kristine Photographs Slavery". sfgate.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  29. ^ "Monique Lhuillier / The Designer". moniquelhuillier.com. 
  30. ^ "Masiela Lusha of Sharknado 4 Blows My Mind with This Incredible Interview". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  31. ^ "Intelligent Design: Project Runway's newest winner, Leanne Marshall, gets down to business". elle.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  32. ^ Mateo, Janvic (March 19, 2015). "DOJ files P17-M tax case vs Napoles daughter".  The Philippine Star (Philstar Global Corp.)
  33. ^ "Lifetime TV Shows - myLifetime.com - myLifetime.com". myLifetime.com. 
  34. ^ "Los Angeles designer Yotam Solomon to give fashion advice to Bruins in FAST event". dailybruin.com. 
  35. ^ "New Tom Cruise Film Oblivion's Costume Designer Is Award-Winning Alumna of Fashion School FIDM". Benzinga. 
  36. ^ "Site Map". fidm.com. 

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