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The Museum at FIT

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Address: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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Summer classes @ FIT and exploring their museum and campus

We decided to take a tour of the campus, including the intriguing FIT Museum. I LOVE costumes, vintage clothing and materials. This was the place for me. It's the Medici Museum of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a tour of the campus, including the intriguing FIT Museum. I LOVE costumes, vintage clothing and materials. This was the place for me. It's the Medici Museum of Manhattan if I had to correlate. Very chic but low keyed, this museum had many interesting artifacts and pieces. I recommend stopping in to browse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always visit The Museum at FIT when we're in NYC. It's small but powerful. The current exhibition about uniform's impact on fashion is terrific and interesting. Videos and design samples enhance the presentation. Be sure to see the graduate exhibition in a nearby room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Denim and temporary Fairytale expos - especially enjoyed the fairytale one. Really well laid out with a fabulous selection and perfectly curated. Lovely experience. Good location, easy access and Toilets in the museum are very clean too.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a small museum and when I visited only two exhibits were on; Denim and the excellent Fairy Tale Fashion. I think you have to be a hardcore fashion fan otherwise.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum is very small but you will see some unbelievable art if you are a fashionista. I saw the "Fairy Tale Fashion" exhibit and I was in love with all of the costumes that were put together in a collaboration of several designers with a theme. Also, there was a DENIM exhibit that brought back to life my memories... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

First I want to begin with disclaimer that I am not a FIT student or a student of fashion anywhere. I do not work for a magazine or anything of the kind. I am simply someone who enjoys fashion and heard this musuem would be fun to visit based on my interests. The musuem had 1 section and it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We were able to walk right into this free museum. They had a denim exhibit, which despite being small was surprisingly comprehensive and well displayed. I don't know if there's much else to see here, but if you're in the Garment District and want to check out some fashion, this is a good place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for a visit, but it would be a decent rainy day activity and something worth doing if you are in the area or passing by. Saw the current exhibition: "Denim: Fashion's Frontier". It was well-done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Curator of the latest exhibit at the FIT Museum was our guide for a one hour visit to the latest Denim Fashion exhibition. This extremely well spoken gal knew everything there was to know about Denim Fashion in the US and the rest of the world during two centuries. This was an opportunity to hear an expert discuss the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

When we went there were two exhibits going on, both free, and both really interesting with many pieces. I've paid for exhibits that have contained less. Really well curated, and on point. Definitely consider dropping by for an hour or so, worth it. (Not really a kids kinda place, more adult.)

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