Exhibitions & Events

While the Texas Fashion Collection's facilities do not include dedicated exhibition space, the TFC has organized numerous exhibitions and regularly facilitates artifact loans to cultural institutions worldwide. Past and current partnerships have resulted in several robust displays relating to design and social history. Dress objects represented range from international cultural dress to French haute couture to American ready-to-wear — and have been organized in traditional museum spaces and unconventional public venues. 

If your institution is interested in borrowing artifacts for an exhibition in a conservationally stable and secure location, please contact Annette Becker, TFC director.

Be sure to visit our past exhibitions and events, too!

The UNT CVAD Galleries will host a larger iteration of the Texas Fashion Collection's "Labor of Luxury" exhibition from Oct.1, 2024, through Feb. 1, 2025. This project will feature over 30 ensembles from the TFC, including recent donations from private collectors and from the archive of ASHISH, a British-Indian designer who shows in Paris Fashion Week.

Five high fashion designs by Todd Oldham

Tyler Museum of Art features an exhibition curated by TFC Director Annette Becker

"Tongue in Chic: The Humor and High Fashion of Todd Oldham" will be on view at the Tyler Museum of Art from June 1 to Sept. 15, 2024. Hosted by the Tyler Museum, the project will feature 17 ensembles and dozens of accessories by Texan designer Todd Oldham, with materials curated by Annette Becker from the Texas Fashion Collection and the Todd Oldham Studio archives.

Through Oldham’s trademark wit and commitment to craft, the images and items around us transform into unexpected delights. Conservative paisley neckties and plaid picnic blankets become wearable works of art, and travel magazines and LiteBrite toys serve as sources of inspiration. Through this creative alchemy, Oldham reminds us to celebrate the world around us and delight in the everyday.


Hanae Mori hostess dress in greens and pink.

Floral in Fashion Exhibition, Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Floral fashion with a curated exhibit by Annette Becker, director of the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT. The pieces range from depictions of hibiscus flowers, “Bette Ann,” symbolizing Hawaiian glamorous leisure vacations, to a modern “Aloha” ensemble highlighting Hawaiian-inspired Japanese streetwear.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of floral fashion at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Experience the blend of fashion and nature like never before.

"Floral in Fashion"
Dates: June 1 – Aug. 4
Location: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218 in the DeGolyer House
Tickets: Included with admission or membership price

Image: View the Hanae Mori Silk Chiffon Hostess Dress in the DeGolyer House. Behold the exquisite Hanae Mori evening ensemble, featuring green floral print silk adorned with white chrysanthemums and pink peonies. The full-length silk chiffon overdress boasts elbow-length sleeves and tied hems, complemented by a slip-style underdress with a crisscross back and elegant side slits. This masterpiece is a testament to floral-inspired fashion's intricate beauty and elegance.