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The Museum at FIT

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Compact museum dedicated to fashion and focusing on a specific theme. When I visited, it was African-American designers and models. Along with fabrics, style, and design... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Compact museum dedicated to fashion and focusing on a specific theme. When I visited, it was African-American designers and models. Along with fabrics, style, and design aesthetics, the narrative also touched on the history and early struggles of both designers and models. It's also interesting to see how African-American fashion has evolved over the years. Admission is free. An hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't mean to brag about this museum just because I am a Alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology but they really do mount an excellent exhibition here. I just saw the 'Paris Refashioned' exhibition and it was excellent. What a wonderful and interesting way to show the perspective on fashion in the 60's and how it changed. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pleasant place to view some historic garments. The current exhibitions include, black fashion designers, Gilbert Adrian - a Hollywood designer and Paris refashioned 1957-1968. You can do this in an hour or two, it's FREE. Worth a visit if you love fashion.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Current exhibits are Black Fashion Designers such as Patrick Kelly; Maki Oh; Tracey Reese (dressed Michelle Obama); Olivier Rousteing; CD Greene (Tina Turner mini dress); Edward Wilkerson and Paris Refashioned 1957-1968 (paris influence in fashion industry). You will see designs from Chanel; Christian Dior; Nina Ricci; Emanuel Ungaro; Givenchy and others. What's great about the museum is that it's FREE... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 1 February 2017 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 18 January 2017

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 18 January 2017 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 9 January 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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