NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Internal view of the "Impact: Fifty Years of CFDA" Exhibition Press Preview at The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology on February 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

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Fashionistas won't want to miss a visit to the fabulous sartorial exhibits at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), which holds one of the world's richest collections of garments, textiles and accessories – more than 50,000 items spanning the 18th century to the present day. The school's museum features innovative, rotating exhibitions showcasing both permanent-collection items and on-loan curiosities. Exhibitions aside, the museum also hosts film screenings and talks, including with prolific fashion designers and critics.