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The Museum at FIT

(212) 217-4585||fitnyc.edu/museum

The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is one of a select group of specialized fashion museums, including the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda. For the 100,000 people who visit The Museum at FIT each year, we work to create exhibitions, programs, and publications that are both entertaining and educational. The mission of the museum is to educate and inspire diverse audiences with innovative exhibitions and projects that advance knowledge of fashion.

The museum is located at:
Seventh Avenue and 27th Street
New York City 10001-5992

Wednesdays–Fridays, Noon–8 pm
Saturdays–Sundays, 10 am–5 pm
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and the following legal holidays:
July 4th
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day

September 2021

Fashion Culture Online Event: Black Designers in American Fashion: From Enslaved Makers to Streetwear 

September 30 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Studio portrait of woman wearing hat and gloves and dress with bustle,” circa 1875. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. Katie Knowles, Darnell Jamal Lisby, Kristen E. Stewart, and Elizabeth Way Join MFIT Assistant Curator Elizabeth Way, editor of the book Black Designers in American Fashion (Bloomsbury, 2021), and authors Kristen E. Stewart, Katie Knowles, and Darnell Jamal Lisby for a panel discussion on the significance of Black American fashion makers…

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October 2021

Fashion Culture Online Event: Gabriela Hearst in Conversation with Valerie Steele 

October 4 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portrait of Gabriela Hearst shot by Michael Avedon, 2021. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Uruguayan-born fashion designer Gabriela Hearst launched her eponymous label, in which products are made with care and detail, in fall 2015. For Hearst, tradition is more important than trend. There is a purpose to every piece she creates; she calls her works “honest luxury.” She is the winner of the 2016/2017 International Woolmark Prize for Womenswear and the 2020 CFDA American Womenswear Designer of the…

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Fashion Culture Online Event: Byron Lars in Conversation with Valerie Steele

October 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fashion designer Byron Lars is beloved by celebrity A-listers, including Natalie Portman and Taylor Swift, and by notable figures such as Michelle Obama for his style “mash-ups,” which is an integral part of his design DNA. Lars and MFIT’s Director and Chief Curator Dr. Valerie Steele discuss his career, which started in 1991 with a small collection of sportswear focusing on what he referred to as “twisted American classics.” In 2020, Lars partnered with longtime colleague Sheila Gray to found…

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November 2021

Fashion Culture Online Event: Catwalks and Collecting: Alexander Fury on Westwood and Galliano

November 11 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vivienne Westwood Catwalk by Alexander Fury. ANGLOMANIA © firstVIEW/IMAXtree. Alexander Fury in conversation with Colleen Hill  Join fashion journalist, author, and critic Alexander Fury and MFIT Curator Colleen Hill as they discuss Fury’s latest book, Vivienne Westwood: The Complete Collections (Yale University Press, 2021). The conversation will include an overview of highlights from Fury’s personal collection of fashion, which includes designs by Westwood, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, among others. About Fashion Culture Programs The Museum at FIT’s fall Fashion Culture programs are…

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Exhibition: Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion — Closes

November 28
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Charles James, debutante dress, 1937, USA, Gift of Mrs. John Hammond, 77.89.3. August 6–November 28, 2021 Special Exhibitions Gallery Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion presents the first socio-cultural examination of the rose in fashion. This flower can be dated back over 3 million years, and its broad geographic sweep is entwined with stories of trade, immigration, politics, religion, gender, food, beauty, and identity. It has been worshipped and reviled, and it is inextricably linked to perceptions of love. Not surprisingly, this delicate…

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