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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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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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small, free, and close to Penn Station

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Marge D
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Harbour Grace, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I saw 2 free exhibitions. The ballet one was of ballet costumes done by famous coutouriers, absolutely amazing. The other was lingerie through the ages, some really beautiful pieces.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Welcoming space and security; clean restroom, lots of lobby seating. Informative exhibit. Videos beforehand are worthwhile. Costumes are easily viewed, excellent descriptions. Adds a thoughtful dimension before seeing a show. And, it is free of charge.

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a kid in the candy store kind of experience for designers, seamstresses and history of fashion aficionados. We saw a great exhibit in March on how groundbreaking designers in the 1920's and '30's substituted clever construction for boning and corsetry. This was illustrated by dozens of magnificent original examples, all in pristine condition. A second room also displayed... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is an amazing museum with two exhibit spaces. The exhibits currently on are 'Exposed: A History of Lingerie' (ends November 15 2014) and 'Dance and Fashion' (ends January 3 2015). Each exhibit changes about every 4-5 months although there are some exceptions such as the exhibit of Lauren Bacall's clothes which will only be on for a month next... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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177 reviews 177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The current exhibit is smaller than most at the museum--it is just in the upstairs gallery and not the basement, but it still contains some interesting pieces. it is hard not to want to skip ahead, but go in chronological order--it makes a great deal more sense.

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Rochester, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unless you are deeply into women's lingerie, this exhibit may not be for you. However, I enjoyed the historical perspective as this small but interesting exhibit traces the development from the mid-19th century to the present. I am not sure if there is a permanent exhibit to this museum, but this was the only thing open when I visited. Considering... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Small quaint museum at the school. Nice displays. We went during the summer so not a lot to explore but it was free and quite nice

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