The Museum at FIT offers publications to accompany many of its exhibitions. The museum also produces brochures for each exhibition, which are provided free upon visiting the museum.
American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion by Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2009.
Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse by By Patricia Mears, Laura Jacobs, Jane Pritchard, Rosemary Harden, and Joel Lobenthal,
Vendome Press, 2019.
China Chic: East Meets West by Valerie Steele and John S. Major, Yale University Press, 1999.
The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2003.
Dance & Fashion by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2014.
Daphne Guinness by Valerie Steele and Daphne Guinness, Yale University Press, 2011.
Denim: Fashion's Frontier by Emma McClendon; with a foreword by Fred Dennis; Yale University Press, 2016.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s edited by Patricia Mears and G. Bruce Boyer, Yale University Press, 2014.
Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, Skira, 2018.
Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme by Patricia Mears, Thames & Hudson, 2017.
Exposed: A History of Lingerie by Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2014.
Fairy Tale Fashion by Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2016.
Fashion Designers A-Z by Valerie Steele with an introduction by Suzy Menkes, TASCHEN. Updated 2020 Edition.
Fashion, Italian Style, by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2003.
Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch by Valerie Steele and Melissa Marra, Yale University Press, 2015.
Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press; New Ed edition, 2000.
Food & Fashion by Melissa Marra-Alvarez and Elizabeth Way, Bloomsbury, 2023
Fresh, Fly, Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style by Elizabeth Way and Elena Romero, Foreword by Slick Rick, Rizzoli Electa, 2023
Gothic: Dark Glamour by Valerie Steele and Jennifer Park, Yale University Press, 2008.
/// Received an honorable mention in the 2009 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition.
Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out by Valerie Steele and Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2009.
Ivy Style by Patricia Mears, Christopher Breward, G. Bruce Boyer, Christian Chensvold, Masafumi
Monden, and Peter McNeil, Yale University Press, 2012.
Japan Fashion Now by Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, Yuniya Kawamura, and Hiroshi Narumi, Yale University
Madame Grès: Sphinx of Fashion by Patricia Mears, Yale University Press, 2008.
/// Received First Prize in the 2009 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition.
Paris, Capital of Fashion by Valerie Steele, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
Paris Refashioned, 1957–1968 by Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2017.
Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color by Valerie Steele, Thames & Hudson, 2018.
Power Mode: The Force of Fashion by Emma McClendon, Skira, 2019.
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk edited by Valerie Steele, Yale University Press, 2013.
/// Winner of the 2014 Millia Davenport Publication Award from the Costume Society of America.
Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness by Valerie Steele, Patricia Mears, and Clare Sauro, Yale University Press, 2007.
Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties by Colleen Hill with essays by Shonagh Marshall, Patricia Mears and Dr. Valerie Steele,
Rizzoli Electa, 2021.
The Rose in Fashion: Ravishing by Amy de la Haye with an introduction by Dr. Valerie Steele and a chapter by Colleen
Hill, Yale University Press, 2021.
Shoe Obsession by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, Yale University Press, 2013.
Shoes: A Lexicon of Style by Valerie Steele, Rizzoli, 1999.
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s by Patricia Mears and Emma McClendon, Yale University Press, 2015.