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Fashion Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Costume Institute

A privately guided, fashion-focused museum tour led by a fashion historian with a deep knowledge of art and design.

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Personalized, Private Fashion Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Costume Institute in NYC

Are you a fashionista with a passion for art? Do you want to learn more about the fashion world and its best designers? Let one of ART SMART’s experienced fashion historians guide you on a tour of all things fashion at The Metropolitan Museum in NYC. No matter the size, ages, or interests of your group members, we can tailor your tour in a way that appeals to everyone. Let us know if there is a particular area, style, or designer you wish to explore more closely or if there is a certain time period you’d like to dive into—the tour is up to you! Or if you prefer to be surprised, let us organize a tour we know you’ll love.

What to Expect on Your
Fashion Tour at The Met & Costume Institute

When you complete the booking process you will receive a confirmation email that includes details about where to meet your guide. Based on the information you provide, we will design a tour specific to the interests and preferences of you and your group. As with every ART SMART tour, the Fashion Tour is conducted in our signature conversational style. This means that as you discover and question you will be learning in an engaging, ever-changing way. During your tour you may see:

  • Traditional clothing styles from Europe and Asia
  • 18th century male and female daily costumes
  • Body ornaments and jewelry from the Pacific Islands
  • Famous pieces by designers like Chanel and House of Balenciaga
  • Special exhibits, when open, at The Met’s Costume Institute


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Pricing Questions

Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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