Upcoming Exhibition

Outdoor Girls: Sporting Fashion 1800 to 1960

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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First Venue
March 11 – June 6, 2021
The Frick Pittsburgh
July 15 – October 10, 2021
Third Venue
November 18, 2021 – February 13, 2022
March 24 – June 19, 2022
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
July 31 – October 23, 2022
Sixth Venue
December 15, 2022 – March 12, 2023


For booking information, contact Kirstin Purtich at kpurtich@amfedarts.org or 212.988.7700 ext. 226.


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 open with a preface by Serena Williams, offering a contemporary, personal perspective on the role of fashion in sport, and will feature an introductory essay and a catalogue entry on each ensemble in the exhibition, co-written by curators Kevin L. Jones and Christina M. Johnson.

Guest Curators

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.