Monday, October 8, 2007
UNT’s Texas Fashion Collection to be featured in Neiman Marcus 100th anniversary celebration
Fashion back in fashion: couture history to repeat itself in landmark department store display.
Beginning on Sat., Oct. 13, the downtown Dallas Neiman Marcus store will display 50+ garments of historically-significant fashion in celebration of its (Neiman's) 100th anniversary. About a dozen of the haute couture items will be on loan from the Texas Fashion Collection housed at the University of North Texas. The remaining pieces on display will be selected from the Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion archives.
Texas Fashion Collection director/curator Myra Walker says that the items selected for display were chosen to reflect "nostalgic design tendencies that run through Neiman Marcus' newer pieces - echoing details, fabrics, patterns and textiles."
Specific items to be displayed include and evening gown designed by Oscar de la Renta; a black velvet and satin Carolina Herrera cocktail dress; and a Jacques Fath evening gown of red silk satin.
Ignaz Gorischek, V.P. of stores for Neiman Marcus, said that the UNT Texas Fashion Collection was an obvious choice when his design team decided to go outside existing company resources in search of historical garb for the display.
posted by JM
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