Ein MUSS für alle Modebegeisterten: Das Museum am „Fashion Institute of Technology“

A MUST for all fashion enthusiasts: The museum at the “Fashion Institute of Technology”

the fit fashion museum in new york
New York City and especially Manhattan are among the largest and most famous fashion metropolises in the world. New York has one of the biggest influences on the fashion world and many people visit the city every year for major fashion events such as fashion week or to get inspiration while shopping . A great place that gives a very deep insight into the fashion world is the museum at the “ Fashion Institute of Technology ” ( FIT ). It is one of the most fashionable museums in New York City and focuses exclusively on clothing, textiles, shoes and accessories. There are exhibitions from the past, even as far back as the 18th century. Fashion pieces from the present and sometimes the future are also presented. The main exhibition includes a collection of more than 50,000 pieces from designers such as Chanel , Dior, Balenciaga and others. In total, the museum comprises 3 floors with exhibits from well-known designers, but also from students of the faculty or other brand new designers . It's a great place to discover the latest fashion before anyone else.
fashion museum in new york

The museum at FIT can be found on 7th Avenue and 27th Street in New York City (zip code is 10001 and house number 5992). From Tuesday to Friday it is open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday it is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and the major holidays of the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Not particularly far from our travel center

Interesting information about the museum at FIT

FIT Museum New York City

  • The number of visitors is over 100,000 people every year.
  • There are only a handful of fashion museums in the world , which include the following: Muse de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda.
  • Some exhibitions have attracted a lot of attention and discussion: an exhibition about the corset, Gothic: the dark glamor and the history of fashion: From the wardrobe on the catwalk.
  • The museum was founded in 1969 and moved into its current premises in 1974. The first official exhibition took place in 1970.
  • For all fashion enthusiasts, we would like to recommend taking a look at the FIT online collection . :)
  • The main exhibition is updated every 6 months, with at least 250 years of fashion on display at any given time
  • The museum offers a lot of further reading on their exhibitions as well as guided tours and special events, which you can read in detail HERE .
  • Bring as little as possible with you when planning a trip to the museum. There is no place to keep your bags and jackets.

For anyone who is generally interested in the great museums in New York such as the MoMa , the MET or the American Museum of Natural History, which is known from film and television, we recommend booking the CityPASS , as it includes all of these museums along with other great ones Sights included. You can find more information about this by CLICKING HERE .

Have fun visiting the museum at FIT! :)

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