18th century court coat of green velvet and heavy embroideryTFC Vision

As part of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, the Texas Fashion Collection bridges academic and popular understandings of fashion history through research and programming.

TFC Mission

The Texas Fashion Collection preserves and presents the history of fashion relating to its collection of historical and designer garments and accessories.

TFC Values and Goals

Professionalism: responsibly steward the collection by following and expanding upon established best practices for fashion archives
Accessibility: ensure our communities’ intellectual and strategic physical access to TFC holdings, empowering learners of all backgrounds
Academic engagement: promote research and learning relating to the collection, engaging with diverse fields of study within CVAD, UNT, and larger academic communities
Social engagement: contribute to larger cultural conversations through programming that addresses historically underrepresented topics and perspectives