Fashion Arts Society

The Fashion Arts Society (FAS) seeks to promote interest and appreciation of textile and fashion arts, through the study of couture and cloth from around the world. FAS members have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of textile and fashion arts through education, discourse and social engagement. Members also benefit from exclusive exhibition previews, private tours, free admission to lectures and special events, as well as the opportunity to help facilitate the expansion and enrichment of the IMA’s textile and fashion arts collection. Among other benefits of joining the FAS are opportunities to travel to see private and public exhibitions and collections as a group.

FAS held its inaugural event on April 8, 2010. Prospective FAS members enjoyed a private preview of the exhibition, Body Unbound: Contemporary Couture from the IMA’s Collection.

FAS is led by a board of directors and is advised by Niloo Paydar, curator of textile & fashion arts, as well as a Museum Affiliate liaison.

Exhibitions & Events

Book Event: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo

Wednesday, September 10 | 6 pm Sip & Chat; 7 pm Book Talk | $5
PRINTtEXT, 652 E. 52nd Street | 317-910-8203

FAS member Crystal Hammon, literature lover and author of the blog ‘Dressed Her Days Vintage,’ will moderate a talk on the book. The book is available on Amazon.


Tuesday - Wednesday, October 7 - 8
$150 FAS Members | $175 Non-members

This trip will include a visit to Soundsuit creator Nick Cave’s studio, private shopping and presentation at Viva Vintage, a VIP reception at Burberry, and a tour of exhibitions at Art Institute of Chicago.

Hotel accommodations are Self-Purchase: A block of 12 rooms at the discounted rate of $239 has been reserved under the Indianapolis Museum of Art at the Palmer House Hilton. Call Jessica Smith at 312-622-7334 or the Palmer House front desk at 312-726-7500 to book your room. The block of rooms will be available until Sunday, September 7.

FAS Members have priority sign up through August 29, and after that reservations will be first-come, first-served. Payment in full is required to reserve your space. Please contact Patti Curran at 317-257-4830 or or Kimann Schultz at 317-690-0190 or with questions.

Show 'N' Share

From Couture to Tabletop: A Night of Silver and Fashion
Saturday, November 8 | Dulcinea

An FAS members-only evening at the beautiful home of Jamie Gibbs and Paco Argiz with a very special guest! More details forthcoming.

View the calendar of events below, and stay up to date on the latest by following the FAS Group on Facebook, or by reading the latest FAS Newsletter: FAS newsletter Summer 2014

Recent Photos of FAS Annual Spring Luncheon: Hats Off!

Click on the image to view the photos in Flickr.

2013-2014 Board Officers

Executive Committee:
Kimann Schultz, President
Patricia Curran, Vice President
Elizabeth Taylor, Treasurer
Leslie Bailey, Secretary
Kari Eisenhooth, Past President

FAS Membership Dues

Become a member of FAS today! In order to be eligible for membership in FAS, you must be an IMA member. If you are a student you are eligible for a special membership rate. For more information please contact the Development department at 317-923-1331 ext. 434

Free for students (ID required)
$50 Fashion professional or young member (under 40)
$100 Individual
$150 Couple

$250 Halston Level Donor
$500 Dior Level Donor
$1,000 Chanel Level Donor

All but $25 of your tax-deductible membership dues go towards The Fashion Arts Society Acquisition Fund. This fund will enable the IMA to acquire important couture creations for the permanent collection.

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