The museum worked with Lauren Zodel, Assistant Professor Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, for this project. FIT students in professor Zodel's Introduction to Childrenswear class worked hands on with Chelsea Prep students. The FIT students also developed garments for their final class project based on the Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition and their work with the Chelsea Prep students.
The museum’s goals were to engage children with the exhibition and to provide experiences that supported their classroom reading curriculum. The project included age-appropriate lesson plans based on exhibition content in order to support visual literacy and to show students and teachers that a fashion museum is a place where learning can be fun.