In partnership with the CVAD Galleries, the Texas Fashion Collection will open the spring exhibition "Delight: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection" on Jan. 18, 2022, said Annette Becker, TFC director and curator. Running through May 22, the project will feature more than 35 wide-ranging examples of the collection's world-class holdings, from elite Parisian haute couture to kitschy digital prints to playful pop art.
Drawing inspiration from a New York Times best-selling collection of essays, "The Book of Delights" by Ross Gay, poet and English professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., the exhibition encourages visitors to seek joy, curiosity, and whimsy in the selected artifacts and their accompanying stories. Featured designers include UNT alumnus Michael Faircloth, Dallas-based Page Boy Maternity, and Texan Todd Oldham, as well as internationally renowned designers such as Vera Wang, Rei Kakwakubo, Patrick Kelly (1954–1990) and Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972), among others. Exhibition-related programming is forthcoming, Becker said.
Be sure to mark your calendar now for a delightful spring!
Image credit: Patrick Kelly, designer, a pinstripe skirt suit with novelty dice print and buttons (detail), Spring-Summer 1989, Museum Purchase, Texas Fashion Collection.
Image description: Detail of boxy black pinstripe jacket with randomly placed pockets and colorful dice buttons and blouse with black-and-white dice motif on a mannequin.