MFIT on the Road

Not in New York?
The Museum at FIT often loans objects from its permanent collections to other institutions for use in exhibitions. Watch this space for venues featuring MFIT on the road. 

navy blue lace dress and separate peplum over light blue collared shirt
Prada ensemble, cotton and polyester Guipure lace, cotton poplin, leather, silk knit, patent leather, fall 2008, Italy, gift of Prada, 2011.1.1

Threads of Power

Bard Graduate Center
September 16, 2022 – January 1, 2023

The Museum at FIT has loaned a Prada ensemble to Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen. This exhibition marks the US debut of more than 150 examples of lace from the extensive collection of the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland. It traces the development of lace from its sixteenth-century origins to the present—the first large-scale American exhibition in ten years to tell this story.

Bard Graduate Center



back view of white dress with fabric flowers on a mannequin
Ann Lowe evening dress, rayon, 1965, USA, gift of Judith A. Tabler, 2009.70.1

Ann Lowe: American Couturier

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Opens September 2023

The Museum at FIT will  loan two Ann Lowe dresses and a wedding dress by Amsale Aberra to Ann Lowe: American Couturier. This major exhibition will examine Ann Lowe and her work, dating from the 1920s to the 1960s, in collaboration with several fashion collections from across the United States. Elizabeth Way, assistant curator of costume at The Museum at FIT, is guest curator.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, Delaware