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.
On May 2, 2013, FAS celebrated its third year anniversary with the Hats Off! luncheon. The program included an exhibition sneak peek, presentation by author and photographer Michael Cunningham and prizes for the best hats worn.
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.
Recent Photos of FAS Annual Spring Luncheon: Hats Off!
Kimann Schultz, President
Patricia Curran, Vice President
Elizabeth Taylor, Treasurer
Leslie Bailey, Secretary
Kari Eisenhooth, Past President
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)
$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.