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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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Interesting and free

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The displays were interesting with a great deal of detail regarding the fashion designers. Items are close enough to see a great deal of detail in the fashions. HOWEVER, the staff are ice cold so bring a sweater! Got a question? Talk to the hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited here after looking around my cousins dorm on campus. The theme at the time was "70s fashion" and it was very interesting and exciting to see all of the retro fashions and how well the exhibits were set up. The theme prior to this was a ballerina-esque exhibit which I would have loved to see, and my cousin,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

a free museum at the fashion institute. not very large but interesting. well planned and displayed, as expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have visited this museum at least a dozen times as they change their exhibits frequently. They usually have two exhibits on display and, if you take the time to read the commentary, each can take an hour or so. Although I dress like a ragamuffin I do enjoy the fashions displayed and their history. Even my partner in crime... More 

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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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Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212-217-4558
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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