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. 

Dark green velvet long sleeve evening gown with hand beaded amber gold bugle beads in a falling hair tresses pattern at upper dress and diminishing towards hem
Alexander McQueen, evening gown, rayon, silk velvet, and bugle beads, fall 2007, England, museum purchase, 2013.2.1

Cheveux & poils (Hair & Hairs)

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
April 5 – September 17, 2023

The Museum at FIT will loan an Alexander McQueen dress to Cheveux & poils (Hair & Hairs), an exhibition at the musée des Arts décoratifs that will demonstrate how hairstyles and the grooming of human hair have contributed to the construction of appearances for centuries. As an extremely adaptable human material that can be cut, stretched, straightened, enhanced, colored, adorned, hidden, or displayed, hair is an essential aspect of one’s identity and has often been used as a means of expressing our adherence to a fashion, a conviction, or a protest while invoking much deeper meanings such as femininity, virility and negligence, to name just a few.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris, France



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
September 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

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, associate curator of costume at The Museum at FIT, is guest curator.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur, Delaware