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.

Upcoming Events

High Tea: The Evolution of a Fashionable Ritual

4 pm High Tea, Doors open at 3:30 pm for silent auction
6 pm Free public lecture in the Toby
Tickets: $55 Alliance & FAS members, $65 non-members
additional $10 charge for registrations after August 7th

Please join the Fashion Arts Society & the Alliance for a joint fundraiser event generously supported by Somerset CPAs and Advisors.

There was a time when dressing with taste was a personal art form, cultivated by people who understood that fashion benefits the world as much as oneself. Revisit that time with Linda Przybyszewski, Ph.D., fashion historian and author of The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. She’s our special guest at this fundraiser to support acquisitions and educational programs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This tea is an elegant prelude to her free public lecture at 6 p.m.

Invitations with RSVP details will be sent to Alliance & FAS members in mid-July and will be available for download here thereafter.

For more information please contact: Crystal Hammon or Mary Kay Anthony

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

Project IMA: Cutting Loose

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) invites artists and fashion designers to submit original works for inclusion in Project IMA: Cutting Loose, a runway fashion show organized by the IMA, and inspired by pieces in Cutting-Edge Fashion: Recent Acquisitions exhibition. Visit our Project IMA page to learn more about the event and find out how you can enter to participate.

Recent Photos of FAS Fifth Anniversary: 5/5/15

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2015 - 2016 Board Officers

Executive Committee:
Patricia Curran, President
Madison Hromadka, Vice President
Tina Pasquinelli, Treasurer
Celia Latz, Secretary
Kimann Schultz, 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.