TFC Talk: April 21, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
Reservations not required
Talk Title: The Oscars of Fashion: How Dallas Became a Fashion Capital
Location: The Town of Highland Park Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Library, 4700 Drexel Dr., Highland Park, TX 75205
Description: Paris. Milan. Tokyo. Dallas? Yes, Dallas! Our city has long served as one of the world’s major fashion capitals, largely due to the efforts of the Dallas-based department store Neiman Marcus and its prestigious award. Colloquially called the “Oscars of Fashion,” the Neiman Marcus Award brought international fashion figures like Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Emilio Pucci, and Hanae Mori to town, exposing Dallasites to the hottest and boldest designs. This, in turn, brought the international press to Dallas, showcasing our city as a cultural hotspot wrapped in Southern hospitality. Join UNT Texas Fashion Collection director Annette Becker for a romp through history, and learn more about our city’s connections with the biggest names in fashion!
Presenter: Annette Becker serves as the director of the Texas Fashion Collection, an archive of nearly 20,000 historic and designer garments and accessories spanning 250 years of fashion history. Housed within the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, the TFC preserves and presents innovative designs, making them publicly accessible through educational programming and off-site exhibitions.