The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) Collections

State University of New York, New York, United States
Saint Laurent, Yves. Top, 1968. Cotton. New York, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Description icon-questionA descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.

A division of the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum at FIT (MFIT)  is one of the specialised fashion museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museum. The museum’s permanent collection contains about 50,000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to present. The works include pertinent designers such as Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga. Users can search or browse by time periods and types.

Collection Type icon-questionBroad terms that define the type of digital collection

Subject icon-question Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.

Style Period icon-questionTerms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute

Work Types icon-questionTerms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.

Openness icon-questionOpenness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).

Allow Reuse and Redistribute for educational and non-commercial purposes

Allow Reuse and Redistribute for educational and non-commercial purposes

Notes on Usage icon-questionAdditional notes on the terms of use on the digital images in the collection.

Images on this site are made available “for educational and personal use that is non-commercial in nature”, as defined under Fair Use of the United States copyright laws. Images cannot be modified or altered and citation is required. Images should be cited by including the author and source of the website content as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL, “www.fitnyc.edu/museum“.

e.g. Saint Laurent, Yves. Top, 1968. Cotton. New York, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. http://fashionmuseum.fitnyc.edu.

For more information on acknowledging images with other citation styles, refer here.

Please check their Terms of Use for full details before using images.
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