Educational Resources

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In this section you will find resources for inquiry-based learning organized by age group.
The activities are designed to provide active engagement with our online exhibitions and collection.


Children will consider how ballet costumes and related accessories help to create a character and tell a story. They will develop ideas for their own ballet character and costume in this lesson and related activity created in conjunction with the exhibition Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse

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Students can explore some of the design techniques employed by the legendary Hollywood costume and fashion designer Adrian. By discussing and observing garments featured in the online exhibition Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond, students will learn about Adrian’s unique approach to designing for on and off screen, explore garment construction and textile design, and sketch their own original film costume and red carpet look for an actor of their choosing.  Download PDF

This lesson invites students to compare and contrast the biker jacket as a utilitarian garment and as a staple of high fashion. Students will visit the online exhibition, Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket, think critically about the objects they see, and sketch an original design for a biker jacket.  Download PDF

Fun For All Ages

In honor of The Museum at FIT’s 50th anniversary, and FIT’s 75th, play dress up with Valerie Steele using objects from The Museum at FIT's collection.  View Garments and Accessories

Check out these quotes by famous fashion designers and see if you can match the designer to the quote.

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Explore our online collections to complete the MFIT scavenger hunt.

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Check out theexhibition website for Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. Can you find all the objects in this Scavenger card? 

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Check out theexhibition website for Minimalism/Maximalism.Can you find all the objects in this Scavenger card?  Download PDF |Answer Key


In celebration of our exhibition, Power Mode: The Force of Fashion, show off your power moves and design your own powerful look with this activity sheet. Download PDF

Think like a fashion designer! Learn about the elements and principles of fashion design and create your own original design with this glossary and activity guide! Download PDF

Test your fashion knowledge by unscrambling fashion terms. Download PDF | Answer Key