Current Exhibitions

August 28, 2019 – June 11, 2020
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
FIDM Museum OC Campus
17590 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Free to the public
By Appointment Only

FANtasy is a celebration of outstanding examples of fan makers’ art spanning three centuries. Recently gifted to the FIDM Museum by Fashion Council member and renowned gemologist Mona Lee Nesseth, this remarkable collection of masterworks spans the golden age of fan creativity. Famed designers – Gustave Beer, Jeanne Paquin, Paul Iribe, Adolphe Thomasse, and Gustave Lasellaz – incorporated precious metals and jewels, delicate handmade lace, fine painting, and intricately carved horn, ivory, and mother-of-pearl into these miniature works of genius. Additionally, a specially commissioned fan from France’s leading eventailliste, Sylvain Le Guen, will join the antiques and highlight the talents of this present day artisan of the haute couture. Together, these handheld artworks attest to both the skills of their creators and the connoisseurship of their collector.