The Museum at FIT
The Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) has contributed approximately 250 images of its permanent collection to Artstor, providing highlights of western fashion from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
The Museum at FIT is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, which The New York Times has described as "ravishing," the museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories documenting four centuries of design. Like other fashion museums, such as the Musée de la Mode, the Mode Museum, and the Museo de la Moda, The Museum at FIT collects, conserves, documents, exhibits, and interprets fashion. The museum's mission is to advance knowledge of fashion through exhibitions, publications, and public programs.
The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology that has been at the crossroads of commerce and creativity since 1944. With programs that blend hands-on practice, a strong grounding in theory, and a liberal arts foundation, FIT offers career education in more than 45 areas, and grants associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.