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Fashion Culture

Fashion Culture programs are organized by
The Museum at FIT to provide new perspectives on the culture of fashion.


All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. However, reservations are strongly encouraged, as space is limited. The Museum at FIT and the college reserve the right to cancel a program at any time.

Program Venues

The Katie Murphy Amphitheatre is in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center on the northwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street. 
Other venues can be found on FIT's Campus Map (select individual buildings for more details).


Talk and Tours

Check-in for talk and tours in the lobby of The Museum at FIT

black wool dress with a high neckline and cream colored tiered ruffle sleeves

Statement Sleeves

Monday, April 22, 5:30 pm SOLD OUT

Statement Sleeves takes an original approach to the history of fashion. The selected garments date from the eighteenth century to the present, but they are not presented chronologically. They are instead organized by type. Following an introduction to basic sleeve shapes—from gigot to raglan—visitors will encounter the myriad ways in which designers have reinterpreted and remixed sleeves through variations in material, shape, embellishment, and even functionality. More than 60 styles, all from the museum’s permanent collection, emphasize how sleeves hold the power to define a look—in both the past and present.

Image: Rudi Gerneich, black and cream wool dress, c. 1967, USA, gift of Ruth Ford, 86.136.10.


The public is always welcome at The Museum at FIT and our programming is always free.

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Your support helps the Museum continue to educate and inspire diverse audiences with world-class exhibitions and public programs that focus on diverse and inclusive themes and are free to the public. 


Fashion Culture spring 2024 is made possible with the support of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT. The Museum at FIT's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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