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.

Stay up to date on the latest by following the FAS Group on Facebook,

Photos of Previous Hats Off! events

FAS Hats Off! 2016.

2017 - 2018 Board Officers

Madison Hromadka, President
Dawn Boys-Sibley, Vice President
Barbara Riordan, Treasurer
Leslie Bailey, Secretary
Patricia Curran, Immediate Past President
Julie Davis, Program Chair
Jody DeFord, Event Co-Chair
Dedee Northway, Event Co-Chair
Deborah Dorman, Membership Co-Chair
Crystal Hammon, Membership Co-Chair
Kimann Schultz, Social Media Chair

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

$50 Member

Your tax-deductible membership dues help enable the IMA to acquire important couture creations for the permanent collection.