July 26-30, 2018, Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA

Guest Teachers

2018 Guest Teacher – Kevin Jones


Kevin Jones is curator of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. He studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Kevin joined the FIDM Museum as Collections Manager in 1999, and was appointed Curator in 2002 to oversee the Museum’s 15,000-piece collection. His fashion and social history expertise encompasses the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis in haute couture. Kevin’s diverse exhibitions cover Hollywood to high fashion. In 2009, he co-curated the Richard Martin Award-winning exhibition, catalogue, and documentary High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture.

Kevin Jones Portrait shoot at FIDM on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA
(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Recently Kevin co-curated FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010, and co-authored the accompanying 380-page catalogue, which covers fashion history from 1800 to 2010. Kevin often presents papers at academic symposia and is sought after for interviews in newspapers and magazines, and on radio and television. Concurrently, he is working on the exhibition and catalogue Outdoor Girls: Sporting Fashion, 1800 to 1950s and the book First Class: Titanic’s Women of Fashion. Among Kevin’s professional associations, he is a member of the Costume Society of America, the Titanic Historical Society, and the Preservation Society of Newport, Rhode Island.





2017     Jez Roth

2016     Luca Costigliolo

2015     The Tudor Tailor: Ninya Mikhaila & Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies

2014     Candace Kling

2012     Shelly Foote

2011     Robin Netherton & Charlotte Johnson

2010     Shawna Trpcic & Shelly Foote

2009     Bess Chilver, Sally Queen, & Lynn Sorge-English

2008     Joan Severa

2007     Elizabeth Stewart Clark & Sally Queen

2005     Andrea Schewe and Martha McCain