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The Museum at FIT

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Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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Fun little museum

I visited the museum as it was a free attraction and wanted to visit a different type of museum. I really enjoyed it as there were so many beautiful clothes to look at. The Faking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

I visited the museum as it was a free attraction and wanted to visit a different type of museum. I really enjoyed it as there were so many beautiful clothes to look at. The Faking Fashion exhibition was on, which was really interesting to see how you spot a fake handbag or dress. I was in the museum just under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Until early April 2015 the Museum at FIT has an exhibit of Lauren Bacall fashions and photos on exhibit. She was one classy dresser with outfits by the best known designers (Dior, Cardin, and many others). There is also an exhibit that challenges you to pick out the real design versus the knock-off. If you go, allow an hour or... More 

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Myrtle Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

FIT museum offers well curated exhibits on fashion. I saw two exhibits on 11 March 2015. The first exhibit was on couture and high end fashion and the counterfeits of the real couture. The second was on the fashion designers who Lauren Bacall favored which included a number of garments from her collection including some items custom made for her.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

As a seamstress I always enjoy the exhibit at FIT. The exhibit changes from time to time so I always see a new exhibit when I visit NYC. The subway is two blocks away so it can easily be reached . Entrance is free. The exhibit was from the 70's and 80's so it brought fond memories of a time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited the museum on a cold morning in March to see the exhibition of fashions from the 70s. An added bonus was seeing other historic fashions as well as dresses that had belonged to Lauren Bacall. Fashion is timeless and the exhibits prove that what's old is new. A great way to spend an hour out of the cold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My teenage daughter and I regularly visit the Museum at FIT - there is always an exhibit the piques our interest, and it's free! Recently we saw the Yves Saint Laurent and Halston: Fashioning the 70's exhibit. There were gorgeous statement pieces and everyday wear, and to get the chance to be up close and talk about the clothes as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I learned about this museum on Trip Advisor and thought it would be fun to visit. It's perfect if you have a couple of free hours and want to experience something a little different. There were three exhibits available. One was Yves St. Laurent and Halston, another compared legitimate designer originals versus "fakes" (very interesting and eye opening.) The third... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. It's free and was a great way to kill a little time between hotel check out and a train home. When I visited the museum had an exhibit on fake designer clothing and accessories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a real find because it is free, with well-executed exhibits! On the main floor, there are a couple of exhibits: one for fashion and another video art, as well as a big one in the basement. "Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits" (main floor) was very interesting, and had a historical timeline of replicated fashion going back 100... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I just happened to walk by it and decided to go in. I was not disappointed. There was a "faking it" exhibition where it compared counterfeit designer goods to real ones. The second exhibit was a fusion of dance costumes and fashion. Lady Gaga's 18in shoes are on display! I would recommend going to this museum, but don't go out... More 

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