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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free Fashion for all

Great fashion exhibits that change every few months. Admission is FREE and it doesn't disappoint! The current exhibit on the Countess is definitely worthwhile seeing. It's a treat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great fashion exhibits that change every few months. Admission is FREE and it doesn't disappoint! The current exhibit on the Countess is definitely worthwhile seeing. It's a treat to visit this museum to get away from the crowds at the more well-known NYC museums that are packed with tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can u imagine a free museum which captures the essence of fashion? From the current exhibits of Uniforms and the Proust inspired Countess Greffulhe, this Museum must be seen to understand what fashion is.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I was one of the lucky people to attend the curator's talk on September 14 on Uniformity. It was a 45+ minute informative and engaging talk on the entire exhibit. The museum is small but do not miss it if you are in Chelsea. Great stop if you are walking the High Line or grabbing a Vegan sandwich at Terri's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

If you're extremely into fashion check out this tiny gem of a museum. A few beautiful displays and it's over but worth the trip if you're on the West side.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My sister and I were disappointed to learn that tours were only offered to groups of 25 or more. When it was recommended that we visit the museum, for free, we did go there. It was a small exhibit and took 15 minutes to see! We were hoping to see some of the students doing some designs. I would not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The current exibition on Uniforms and fashion is really interesting and gives perspectives. And there is no entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The fashion institute of technology (FIT) has rotating exhibits that are free to the public. Located on the ground floor, the museum exhibits in a main gallery and along the hallways. Besides wonderful displays, there are clean public restrooms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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