New York City’s fall edition of Fashion Week kicks off September 6, and that got us thinking: What sites do fashion-forward travelers visit? Here’s our round-up of a few favorite museums focused on fashion.
1. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City
Students seeking college degrees in fashion come to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for the best education in the field; museum-goers come to FIT’s museum for some of the best exhibits about the subject. FIT’s museum bills itself as “the most fashionable museum in New York City”; its permanent collection consists of more than 50,000 pieces (it’s particularly strong in avant-garde) and it has won numerous awards for its temporary exhibits that interpret larger cultural trends and current events in novel ways.
FIT’s museum is open to the public and admission is free. Be sure to check the museum’s events calendar, as numerous lectures, book signings, and special guided tours are scheduled monthly.