The Museum at FIT - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Museum at FIT. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch” Exhibition

    “Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion
    • 2015-09-18 - 2015-12-05

    Designs by Rachel Auburn, The Blonds, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pam Hogg, Stephen Jones, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood, and Zaldy contribute to...More »

  • poster for “Exposed: A History of Lingerie” Exhibition

    “Exposed: A History of Lingerie” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-06-03 - 2014-11-15

    The Museum at FIT presents Exposed: A History of Lingerie, an exhibition that traces developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present. Exposed features over 70 of the most delicate,...More »

  • poster for “Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2014”

    “Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2014”

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion - Other
    • 2014-05-06 - 2014-05-22

    This show presents the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and is on view throughout the main floors of the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred...More »

  • poster for “Remains to be Seen” Exhibition

    “Remains to be Seen” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-03 - 2014-04-23

    Remains to be Seen presents works by five artists that emphasize a tension between absence and presence, ruin and restoration. Each object serves as an invented artifact that references the natural and...More »

  • poster for “Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket” Exhibition

    “Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-03-04 - 2014-04-05

    Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket examines high fashion interpretations of the black leather motorcycle jacket. Organized by graduate students in FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies program,...More »

  • poster for “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s” Exhibition

    “Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-02-07 - 2014-04-19

    Despite a dire financial and political environment, the 1930s was a period of great stylistic achievement and technical innovation in design. In contrast to the preceding Edwardian era - in which stiff,...More »

  • poster for “Trend-ology” Exhibition

    “Trend-ology” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2013-12-03 - 2014-04-30

    Trend-ology examines the vast array of sources from which fashion trends have developed over the past 250 years. Trends have emerged from high fashion runways and urban street style, but they have also...More »

  • poster for “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” Exhibition

    “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2013-09-13 - 2014-01-04

    A Queer History of Fashion will feature approximately 100 ensembles, from 18th-century menswear styles associated with an emerging gay subculture to 21st-century high fashion. From Christian Dior to...More »

  • poster for "Fashion & Technology" Exhibition

    "Fashion & Technology" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-12-04 - 2013-05-08

    Fashion & Technology will examine how, throughout history, fashion has engaged with technological advancement and been altered by it. Time and again, fashion’s dynamic relationship with technology...More »

  • poster for "Ivy Style" Exhibition

    "Ivy Style" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-09-14 - 2013-01-05

    Ivy Style celebrates one of the most enduring clothing styles of the 20th century. While viewed today as a classic form of dressing, in its heyday, Ivy style—or the “Ivy League look” —was actually so cutting-edge...More »

  • poster for "Triangle Factory Fire" Exhibition

    "Triangle Factory Fire" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2012-06-13 - 2012-07-07

    WHAT: A visual interpretation of the Triangle Factory Fire in 1911, its impact, and its aftermath by 26 FIT graduate students in the college’s MFA in Illustration program. Works are executed in gouache,...More »

  • poster for "Fashion, A-Z:Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT-Part Two" Exhibition

    "Fashion, A-Z:Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT-Part Two" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-05-23 - 2012-11-10

    The Museum at FIT continues its exploration of modern and contemporary design with Fashion, A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT-Part Two, the second of two consecutive exhibitions...More »

  • poster for "Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution" Exhibition

    "Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2012-03-06 - 2012-04-07

    The Museum at FIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice present Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution. Featuring...More »

  • poster for "Death to Pie Charts" Exhibition

    "Death to Pie Charts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Other
    • 2012-01-28 - 2012-02-11

    Death to Pie Charts examines the recent trends in the fields of information graphics, highlighting a selection of the best information graphics done by the members of the Media Design Club at FIT. This...More »

  • poster for "The Great Designers: Part One" Exhibition

    "The Great Designers: Part One" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2011-11-29 - 2012-05-08

    The Museum at FIT presents The Great Designers, Part One, the first of two consecutive exhibitions featuring masterpieces from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories....More »

  • poster for "Daphne Guinness" Exhibition

    "Daphne Guinness" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2011-09-16 - 2012-01-07

    The exhibition Daphne Guinness will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness' personal collection, including designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld...More »

  • poster for "Sporting Life" Exhibition

    "Sporting Life" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2011-05-25 - 2011-11-05

    Sporting Life explores the relationship between active sportswear and fashion over the past 150 years. Participation in sports, for recreation as well as competition, has increased dramatically since the...More »

  • poster for "Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2011"

    "Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition 2011"

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Media Arts
    • 2011-05-11 - 2011-05-24

    This show presents the work of more than 800 students receiving AAS and BFA degrees from the School of Art & Design and is on view throughout the main floors of the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred...More »

  • poster for Vivienne Westwood "1980-89"

    Vivienne Westwood "1980-89"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2011-03-08 - 2011-04-02

    Vivienne Westwood 1980-89 will be the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Westwood’s fashions of the 1980s and highlight the significant shift in Westwood’s design style during this decade. Her work...More »

  • poster for "His & Hers" Exhibition

    "His & Hers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-11-30 - 2011-05-10

    Side-by-side comparisons of men’s and women’s clothing will highlight their differences—and similarities. Beginning with the 18th century and leading up to the present, His & Hers will explore changing...More »

  • poster for "Japan Fashion Now" Exhibition

    "Japan Fashion Now" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-09-17 - 2011-04-02

    The introductory gallery of Japan Fashion Now, devoted to the Japanese “fashion revolution” of the 1980s, will set the scene for today's looks by featuring approximately two dozen iconic examples of asymmetrical,...More »

  • poster for "Eco-Fashion: Going Green" Exhibition

    "Eco-Fashion: Going Green" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-05-25 - 2010-11-13

    The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring fashion’s relationship with the environment. “Eco-fashion” refers to the work of designers who use, produce, and/or promote...More »

  • poster for "Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes" Exhibition

    "Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2010-03-09 - 2010-04-03

    Press preview for Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes. To celebrate Delman’s 90th anniversary, graduate students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) present the first...More »

  • poster for "American Style" Symposium

    "American Style" Symposium

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-12-04 - 2009-12-05

    "American Style," is The Museum at FIT's eighth annual, two-day symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition "American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion." Designers, scholars, authors,...More »

  • poster for "American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion" Exhibition

    "American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-11-06 - 2010-01-09

    The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presents "American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion," the first exhibition to explore how the "philosophy of beauty" is allied to the...More »

  • poster for "Fashion & Politics" Exhibition

    "Fashion & Politics" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-07-07 - 2009-11-07

    Fashion & Politics is an exploration of more than 200 years of politics as expressed through fashion. In this setting, the term "politics" not only refers to the maneuverings of government, but also...More »

  • poster for Isabel Toledo "Fashion from the Inside Out"

    Isabel Toledo "Fashion from the Inside Out"

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-06-17 - 2009-09-26

    This mid-career retrospective will display approximately 70 iconic looks from the mid- 1980s to the present, including pieces from Toledo's highly praised 2007-2008 collections as creative director of...More »

  • poster for "Dialogue 23" Exhibition

    "Dialogue 23" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2009-05-07 - 2009-05-19

    While The Fashion Institute of Technology may be better known for fashion than for Fine Art, this group of emerging international artists demonstrate that artists from FIT will certainly suggest some of...More »

  • poster for "Regrouping: Art World Professionals Examine the Art Market" Panel Discussion

    "Regrouping: Art World Professionals Examine the Art Market" Panel Discussion

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-04-22 - 2009-04-22

    Following years of wild expansion and commercial vitality, the last six months in the art world - as in all business sectors - have seen rocky auction and art fair sales, abrupt gallery closures and publicly...More »

  • poster for "Muriel King: Artist of Fashion" Exhibition

    "Muriel King: Artist of Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Fashion
    • 2009-03-10 - 2009-04-04

    Sought out in the 1930s and 40s by the glamorous women of Hollywood and high society, but largely overlooked today, the unique American designer Muriel King (1900-1977) will be rediscovered in Muriel King:...More »

  • poster for "Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion" Exhibition

    "Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2008-05-21 - 2008-11-08

    "Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion" celebrates an array of female creators, promoters and clientele who have shaped the course of fashion. This fashion exhibition features work by female...More »

  • poster for "Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin" Exhibition

    "Sole Desire: The Shoes of Christian Louboutin" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2008-03-13 - 2008-04-19

    Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoes have combined wit, glamour, and a certain "je ne sais quoi" to embody the perfect blend of sex appeal and beauty. The first exhibition to examine the career of this...More »

  • poster for "Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion" Exhibition

    "Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2008-02-02 - 2008-04-19

    Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion presents the work of the great Parisian couturiere, Madame Alix Grès. She created gowns of exquisite beauty and dressed many of the most stylish women of the twentieth century....More »

  • poster for "Exoticism" Exhibition

    "Exoticism" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2007-11-27 - 2008-05-07

    Exoticism, the latest theme for the Fashion and Textile History Gallery, presents 250 years of fashion inspired by diverse cultures from around the world. Designers often draw inspiration from "exotic"...More »

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