West Dressed: Fashions Inspired by the American Frontier
April 13 - June 17, 2018
The American West looms large in our imaginations, with tall tales, spaghetti westerns, and other forms of visual culture creating a fantastical and idealized view of the past. Fashion designers often explore these tropes, shaping, reinforcing, and challenging contemporary ideas through their own interpretations of popular history. Drawn from the holdings of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, this exhibition presents American, Native American, and international fashion designers whose work encourages us to think more deeply about our own ideas of this larger-than-life past.
Holly Haber, Women's Wear Daily, "'West Dressed' Exhibition Opens in Dallas"
NorthPark Center, "West Dressed"
Aashni Pabley, DFW Style Daily, "West Dressed: The Wild Old West Meets High Fashion"