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The Museum at FIT

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Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212-217-4558
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Interesting, Free Attraction

The Museum at FIT has different exhibits that rotate through it's spaces. It is free and if you are interested in clothes or fashion it is worth checking out. The galleries are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Danielle S
Middlebury, Vermont

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My middle school daughter is interested in fashion design, so we made a special trip to the city to see the museum. The exhibit on global fashion capitols was educational for all of us, and we could have spent many, many hours taking in all the dazzling details of the Underground Fashion exhibit (which was, suitably enough, underground). It was... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Museum at FIT has different exhibits that rotate through it's spaces. It is free and if you are interested in clothes or fashion it is worth checking out. The galleries are not large, so you don't need to commit a lot of time to your visit. The display on Susanne Bartsch they have right now is very interesting-crazy costumes,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've always enjoyed the history of fashion, and was pleased with the exhibits that were on display when I visited in Feb 2015. This museum is free, and had several different rooms and learning areas over a few floors. They also do tours, but those should be arranged in advance. Really informative and interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I had heard about this small museum for years and finally went when the line for the Whitney was too long. The gallery is not huge, but the curator(s) are clearly very knwledgable and anxious to bring interesting and thought-provoking exhibits to the students at FIT. Just wander in from 7th Avenue (the museum is free) and be prepared to... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The museum was very small, just three rooms. The clothes were beautiful and from all over the world. Best of all it is free and doesn't take a lot of your time. You can take pictures but can't use a flash. FIT is in a wonderful part of town and an easy walk from the subway. It is worth taking... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Current exhibit is about international influences in fashion. There are outfits (many vintage couture) representing countries as diverse as Turkey & Korea as well as Italy, France & the US. The exhibits change frequently & are always well curated. You cannot help but learn something new each time you go. Close to Penn Station, free & fu, what more can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We got a bit lost finding this place and ended up in another building on the campus, but eventually we made our way there. The place was really small, easily done in under an hour but it's free so you really can't be too critical. It's got a nice display of high fashion from around the world as well as... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're in the area, stop in for the small, manageable exhibit, currently on Fashion Knock-offs. Very informative and a nice break from the hectic streets outside.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just visited the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology and absolutely loved it!. Plus admissions was free! Their special exhibition "Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits" is quite a statement. The exhibit is very well organized and it shows exactly how and what is put into making copies of famous garments and accessories. I personally always enjoy learning insight of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum is not very large and something that you can walk through pretty quickly. I enjoyed their Saint Laurent and Halston exhibit, as well as, the exhibit on fashion fakes. The security guard right inside, near the door of the first exhibit, was very helpful in making a suggestion to walk across the street to see a student exhibit.... More 

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