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The Museum at FIT, New York City

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  • There was an interesting exhibit of work by African-American designers. But that was really the extent of the museum. Okay for mane a half hour.  more »
  • The current show at this museum is wonderful. From the wedding gowns to the funky men's outfits you get a real sense of how anyone (in this case African Americans) must persevere in making their talen...  more »
  • If you are in the area, go see this! It's Free! Near Penn Station and Chelsea market. Small museum but very informative and the outfits were amazingingly beautiful. Displays were interesting and relat...  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.