In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve been sharing some of our favorite costume designs from the collection on our new Instagram feed all week (@fitspecialcollections). We found one of these costume holdings especially fun and wanted … Continue reading →
I’m sure that most of you have heard by now about the extensive renovation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which has been recently renamed the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The $40 million renovation encompassed not … Continue reading →
First issued during the reign of Marie Antoinette, the fashion and costume plate series Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français has been called “the most beautiful collection in existence on the fashions of the eighteenth century.” Beginning around 1778, … Continue reading →
During the 1920s, publishers circumvented the laws concerning the publication of nude photos by ostensibly purposing them “FOR ARTISTS ONLY.” “While this magazine is of general interest, particular stress is laid upon the fine arts and crafts; and an especial … Continue reading →
Keren Ben-Horin’s recent post on one of our favorite blogs, ON PINS AND NEEDLES, has inspired us to speak about a little more about the American couturière Muriel King and her work in Hollywood. King established a successful couture house in New … Continue reading →
One of the staff favorites in the department isn’t necessarily due to its precious nature, but rather its nostalgia… The Muppet Show Style Book was created in 1979, three years after the launch of popular television show, by Jim Henson & … Continue reading →
The much anticipated publication featuring highlights from The Museum at FIT’s costume collection is finally here! Published by Taschen, with a forward by Suzy Menkes, and text by The Museum at FIT’s Director Valerie Steele, the initial copies of the … Continue reading →
We are getting a makeover! Currently, our collections and offices are housed a temporary space where they will reside during our renovation. We are still located on the 4th floor of the Library, just follow the signs to E427.
Due to the renovation and pending move, we are currently not accepting research appointments. We expect to be relocated into our new space by the end of February and look forward to servicing your request after this time. Please email or call for updates or inquiries.