The first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion over this 160-year period, drawn from the exceptional collections of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles.
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The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, which will provide both a stunning visual record of the garments on display and an important point of reference for further research into women’s sporting attire. The catalogue will feature a preface by a contemporary fashion designer or commentator, followed by an introductory essay and a catalogue entry on each ensemble in the exhibition, co-written by exhibition curators Kevin L. Jones and Christina M. Johnson. In addition to a wealth of depictions of diverse women in sport through the centuries, the catalogue will incorporate the timeline and short biographies seen in the exhibition.
Kevin L. Jones has been Curator at the FIDM Museum since 1999. Christina M. Johnson began her career at the FIDM Museum in 2003 and has served as Associate Curator since 2010. Together, Jones and Johnson have curated such exhibitions as High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture (2009), FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000–2010 (2011), and in 2013, they organized Modern Love: Fashion Visionaries from the FIDM Museum, LA for Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia.
This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the FIDM Museum.