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“Really lovely historical fashions”
Review of The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT
Ranked #166 of 1,131 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Visited this museum in February 2014 because I had discovered they had an exhibit on 1930's fashion. Although this museum is small, it is free of charge and has two floors of exhibitions for viewing. The top floor has historical fashion from many eras and the downstairs is the special exhibit of 1930's fashions. Some really lovely pieces and there were several cases of shoes worn by Fred Astaire! I really enjoyed this museum, it is right off the subway stop 28th street on the "1" line. If you have time, this is a nice little museum. I spent maybe an hour to an hour and 1/2 there, it was just enough time. Very easy to find, with some lovely fashions to look at. Do check their hours as I think they are limited on weekends.

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Read the review for this museum and sounded like it was worth visiting! There was mention of a shoe collection worth seeing, but it didn't even exist!

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Two floors of well curated exhibitions - on this occasion the one downstairs on queer fashion was particularly good. Much recommended, though the entrance is not particularly welcoming.

Thank Fudge03
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Staying around the corner (Hotel Indigo) in December, we stopped in to check out the special exhibit, A Queer History of Fashion, and a thematic exhibit, Trend-ology. Pros: Free admission, fabulous clothes, a fun stop in the neighborhood, especially on a snowy day. The museum director, Valerie Steele, is a serious scholar. Cons: Looking at clothes on mannequins--not enthralling for everyone; the Trend-ology exhibit seemed like an ad for various designers.

Thank Lmverde
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Reviewed 22 December 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.

Thank Rose_S778
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