SCAD Permanent Fashion Collection

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film

Explore the museum's permanent collection and the Anna Wintour donation

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium. Situated within the SCAD Atlanta campus, SCAD FASH focuses on the future of fashion design, connecting conceptual to historical principles of dress — whether ceremonial, celebratory or casual — and welcomes visitors of all ages to engage with dynamic exhibitions, captivating films and educationally enriching events.


Fortified by the university's strong global presence and worldwide connections to renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers and creative professionals all over the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience.

Within nearly 10,000 square feet of elegant and adaptable exhibition space, SCAD FASH brings a dynamic and distinct schedule of fashion-focused exhibitions and compelling films to the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Beyond its extensive gallery space, SCAD FASH includes a fashion resource room for the presentation of techniques and materials, a state-of-the-art media lounge for educational film and digital presentations, collections storage, and a grand entrance and lobby. An additional 27,000 square feet of academic and studio space also surrounds the perimeter of the museum, providing students immediate access to the museum and its resources.
Anna Wintour donation
In 2008 SCAD FASH received the first fashion donations to the SCAD Museums permanent fashion collection, including several items from Vogue editor and style icon Anna Wintour. The donation includes designs by John Galliano for Christian Dior and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Today the collection boasts over 1,000 museum quality items that are curated into exhibitions and an educational resource for students and professors.
Long celery dress
John Galliano for Christian Dior, Haute couture, Spring / Summer 2004; worn by Anna Wintour to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 
Pink tweed applique jacket
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, 2000

Long sleeved, pale pink tweed jacket with paillettes, appliqué flowers, rhinestones and pearls.

Pink lavender ensemble
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, 2000

Black wool grain jacket
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Mid 2000s

Long sleeved, black wool grain de poudre waist length jacket with front zipper and scalloped accents.

Black wool boucle with satin trim dress
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Haute couture, 2004

Short, cap sleeves, black wool bouclé with satin trim at neck and hem.

Sleeveless green dress
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Haute couture, Spring / Summer 2004

Knee length, sleeveless, green, black and cream tweed with small cream sequins.

Black wool dress
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Mid 2000s

Knee length, spaghetti straps, black wool grain de poudre with scalloped accents at bodice.

“Fashion is not about looking back. It’s always about looking forward.”

Anna Wintour

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Photographed by Justin Chan (B.F.A., photography, 2016) and Dylan Wilson (M.F.A., Photography) courtesy of SCAD.

Styled by Rafael Gomes, SCAD director of fashion exhibitions.

Assistant stylists include Crystal Paris Boler, (B.F.A., fashion), Siyabulela Roshinamba (B.F.A., fashion marketing and management, 2017) and Theo Tyson (M.A. luxury and fashion management).

Organized by Rachel Evans (M.F.A, painting, 2011, M.A., Arts Administration, 2016), SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film operations manager.

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