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The Museum at FIT

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Free Gem in Manhattan!

Near Penn Station this small museum at FIT is free and well worth a visit. The galleries change often and it's always interesting to see what was on display. On the last visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near Penn Station this small museum at FIT is free and well worth a visit. The galleries change often and it's always interesting to see what was on display. On the last visit it was a collection from black designers. You always learn something new here about fashion!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FIT's exhibitions are always a treat. With two galleries--one large and one small--you need to check to make sure there is a show in one or the other. The exhibits are always educational and well done. Not only that, they're free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is amazing!!! Tons of Haute Couture and memorable exhibitions. If you love fashion this a must see!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw the spectacular Proust's Muse exhibit just a couple of days before it closed in January. There was another exhibit showing a range of African American fashion designs which was very interesting. It is worth going because the exhibits are always pertinent and always free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is awesome, it's exhibit of the Black Designers. ....from Drama, evenings dress, to cassel. ... It also had the video to talk about the views of the designers. It also have Noncredit courses and Weekends courses to take with very affordable price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

My wife and I visited this museum for the first time on the last day of the "Proust's Muse" exhibition, and toured the exhibit showcasing black designers. The clothing in both exhibits were beautifully showcased and described on placards that were easy to read and understand. We saw some amazing things and will definitely keep an eye out for future... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

A friend and I visited the FIT Museum for the Proust Muse exhibit this week. Wow, was it outstanding! The exhibit was first organized in Paris and has made its way to NY. It included several outstanding gowns worn by the Countess Greffulhe. Most were simply gorgeous, plus the captions were detailed and provided just the right amount of detail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Just happened to see a mention of this small museum in a book at our hotel, and it was one of the highlights of a quick visit to New York. This free museum has two temporary exhibits (no permanent collection), but we were fascinated by the exhibition of Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe--a collection of dresses from a prominent Paris... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

This small but thorough exhibit of clothes worn by the fashionista who inspired Marcel Proust was one of the hight points of our recent trip to NYC. If it's still there when you're in town be sure to go, otherwise check out what the current exhibits are. Fashion may not be your thing, but if Proust's Muse is an example,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I was beyond excited to visit what is billed as the most fashionable museum in New York. The museum has two galleries for temporary exhibitions. The Museum has no permanent exhibits or exhibits that only feature the works of current students or that of alumni. The current exhibition in the Fashion & Textile History Gallery which is upstairs running December 6,... More 

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