Museum at FIT
A division of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum at FIT was founded in 1969 to exhibit and collect items related to all things fashion. The permanent collection includes more 50,000 pieces from designers like Balenciaga and Dior, and approximately 200 of these pieces are on display at any given time. The museum is composed of three primary galleries: the lower level, which is reserved for special exhibitions; the Textile History Gallery, which displays items from the permanent collection; and Gallery FIT, which houses student and faculty exhibitions. Guided tours are available.