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“Must see if you like fashion or history”
Review of The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT
Ranked #164 of 1,103 things to do in New York City
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Bronx, NY
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Must see if you like fashion or history”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Beautiful little museum with great shows on history of fashion. The upstairs gallery is smaller and generally has shows dealing with one aspect of the history of fashion: influences, trends, evolution of some features, etc. The downstairs gallery is larger with more ambitious shows. Recent ones have included: contemporary fashion of Japan, the gothic, shoe designers, queer history of fashion. Since this museum is part of a fashion school, the items are displayed so you can see the construction and details. The museum has generous opening hours (though not open on Sundays) and is free. While shows in the upper gallery, and many shows in the lower gallery, do not have a catalog, there is always a free brochure with a couple of nice illustrations - for free.

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Fashion Museum”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology typically shows both permanent collection and exhibitions. Expect to find excellent exhibitions related to 20th century fashion.

Visited October 2013
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ILL and WI we move alot
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“Make sure to see both floors”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

No cost but see both floors. Main floor has permanent exhibit. Lower level has a exhibit that changes seasonally. Currently showing queer history of fashion shoe exhibit ended.

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
“I went today--near subway and FREE - and open late”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I believe it is open to 8 pm many weekdays but check. You will never be overcrowded. The number 1 subway station at 7th avenue and 28th st. is but one block north of the entrance to this museum at the fashion design school. So the exhibits are about fashion-duh. There was one historic show and one on gay influences. The film of itnerviews for the latter was just great. Note: in November a free symposium on this show.

Visited October 2013
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chicago
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely little museum and it's free!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We chose this museum over the Costume Institute and it did not disapoint. Two of the galleries were open- one is a brand new exhibit on the LGBTQ connection to fashion history. The other (til November) is on the influence of retro fashions on current trends. Both exhibits are relatively small and easy to see in about one- 1.5 hours. I just wish there was a gift shop.

Visited September 2013
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