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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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Wonderful Free Museum

If you haven't been to FIT, this is a great way to spend an hour at a treasure in the heart of the fashion district. The special exhibit of Fairy Tale costumes is a display of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Nadine G

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you haven't been to FIT, this is a great way to spend an hour at a treasure in the heart of the fashion district. The special exhibit of Fairy Tale costumes is a display of beautiful designs by some recognizable designers and some unknown designers. The costumes are truly fairy tale exquisiteness. The Denim history exhibit on the main... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a fashion maven to enjoy the wonderfully curated exhibits at the Museum at FIT. If you are lucky enough, when you visit, you will find 2 exhibits, one upstairs and one downstairs, however, sometimes only there is only one exhibit upstairs. I have seen exceptional exhibits here. From Halston and YSL to the history of... More 

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Cumming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my 11 year old daughter. This was one of her favorite activities of the week! She loved Fairy Tale Fashion as did I. A little more of a grown up take on fairy tales that she is familiar with. The clothes were beautiful and we enjoyed it so much! Also visited the denim gallery and enjoyed that. One... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My elder daughter's dream is to grow up to be a fashion designer (at night, long story...) so we checked out the FIT during our last NYC stay. These are run by ppl who KNOW FASHION. In an hour we got to witness hundreds of years' evolution of Denim, it tells an amazing story with jaw-droppingly gorgeous pieces from around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The FIT museum is in the southeast corner of the FIT urban campus (27th St & 7th Ave). Don't be put off that it looks like you are wandering into a classroom building. The current Fairy Tale Fashion show opened last weekend. It is terrific, on a par with the Costume Institute exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum. And, as noted... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is free and part of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Several times each year the subject matter is changed - and with each change one can learn more about the history of fashion, where we are today and get a hint about what trends are just around the corner. The current show focuses on denim - and shows... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology shows one or two special exhibitions at a time relating to clothes and fashion and they are almost always worth seeing. Even better, it's free! Recommended. Check online for what is showing when you want to go.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I love this local museum dedicated to the art of fashion. The Fashion Institute of Design is a fashion school, but the attached museum has GREAT exhibits, and it's free. We just saw a whole exhibit on the use of denim in high and low fashion. Definitely recommend!

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rhode island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We decided to check out this Free attraction during our recent Girl Scout Troop Trip to NYC. We saw a Denim Clothing Exhibition, and there was also another Sports Gallery that I didn't get the chance to see. We were there about 45 minutes. If we had more time we would have checked out the other gallery, but we needed... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Whatever the exhibit.....always interesting and fun! Even if it may not seem what may interest you...always worth it. And always beautifully lit.....you'll realize clothing is a true art!

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