The Museum at FIT, New York City

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  • This museum was high on our list of places to visit and we were not disappointed. The exhibit of fashion through the centuries was fascinating. Even more so was the exhibit of the use of non-tradition...  more »
  • Every few months FIT Fashion Institute of Technology changes their themed display of mostly vintage clothes. When I have time to see the latest show it never disappoints. You'll also run into fewer pe...  more »
  • Don't miss this FREE museum at Fashion Institute of Technology when you are in NYC. The shows are always amazing and the location is simple, right near Penn station and down the street from Macy's  more »
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  • Incredible exhibits. If you're interested in fashion, styling or history in any way check it out. I make it a point to see every exhibit they offer. Usually it's a smaller one upstairs with tons of facts and history, and a larger one in the basement. Very well curated and informative. Love this place!
  • Fashion Education For those in clothing and accessories fashion, this is an absolute must to visit. Force of Nature shows how nature influences fashion in fabric printing of patterns and styling of clothes, hats and shoes. Melissa Marra's curated analysis of associating Darwin's theory of natural selection and sexual attraction in animals by colouring and fashion designers conscious copying of animals skin colours, patterns, textures and feathers and environment also to attract attention is insightful for viewers and shoppers as well. Clothing for females is made for attracting attention whereas for males less so, to match the animal kingdom. Females attract and males are attracted. Women probably shop more than men,whether consciously or unconsciously with this in mind. Note: this is free education in fashion from a university that teaches it.
  • I guess its a 5 star for women like my wife she spent an hour reading all the info that goes along with the fashion. As for me i walked through in about 5 minutes i guess there are about 200 dresses on display and two video monitors. So it can be a quick tour if you are not into fashion. As a professional I would recommend the museum add more LED lighting to brighten up the displays and add mirrors so you can see the backs of the dresses. You can only see the front and God forbid you lean too close. The alarms go off and security comes right over.
  • Compact museum dedicated to fashion and focusing on a specific theme. When I visited, it was African-American designers and models. Along with fabrics, style, and design aesthetics, the narrative also touched on the history and early struggles of both designers and models. It's also interesting to see how African-American fashion has evolved over the years. Admission is free. An hour is more than enough to see all exhibits.
  • The museum is free, one small exhibit but really well curated. The supporting text and technology/video was thoughtful and informative. Worth the short stay.

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