Past Exhibitions


On Bodies: Highlights from The Goss-Michael Foundation and the UNT Texas Fashion Collection
November 3, 2017 - March 1, 2018  |  Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm
"On Bodies" features works from the permanent collection of the TFC and The Goss-Michael Foundation, one of the premier collections of contemporary British fine art in the United States.  High fashion ensembles by John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Todd Oldham, Zac Posen, and other illustrate the ways that fashion designers literally and figuratively shape our bodies, while artworks by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, James Gilbert, and others offer more abstracted ways of considered our complex embodied experiences.  (Photo credit: Abigail Firth)

UNT News, "UNT's Texas Fashion Collection features ensembles along British art in new exhibition"


Sportswear to Athleisure: The Creation of Comfortable Clothing

September 8 - December 8, 2017  |  Gallery Hours: Wed & Thurs 10am-3pm

“Sportswear to Athleisure” draws from the holdings of the Texas Fashion Collection, part of the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. This exhibition features historic ensembles from iconic sportswear designers Claire McCardell, Vera Maxwell, and Calvin Klein and includes recent acquisitions by Riccardo Tisci, Yohji Yamamoto, Charles Smith II, and Mary Katrantzou.  Together these ensembles demonstrate the chronology of comfortable clothing, from early outdoor leisure fashions to stylish gym-to-street athleisure of today. (Photo credit: Brandon Nichols)


Reimaginging the Kimono 

On view at Northpark Center, Dallas
May 1 - June 26, 2017

Reimagining the Kimono, organized by the UNT Texas Fashion Collection, explores the ways in which the kimono has inspired designers through its form, fabric, and floral motifs.  Late twentieth-century Japanese wedding kimonos, known as uchikake, represent the traditional garment with a bold use of color and pattern. Selections of silk chiffon haute couture gowns by Hanae Mori offer modern interpretations of Japanese iconography and the iconic form of the kimono.  Historic designs by Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, and Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, among others, offer high-fashion examples of the multiplicity of ways in which the kimono has inspired American and European designers.


Art Meets Fashion: 1965-2015

On view at Northpark Center, Dallas
August 2015 - January 2016

An Artistic Alliance: Art and Couture by Amy Zerner from the collection of Torie Gibralter

On view at Northpark Center, Dallas

November 2015 - January 2016


American Brides Exhibit - Photo by Blake Hampton

"American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity." June - October 2014. Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX.  

American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity

On view at Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
June - October 2014
For a complete tour of the gallery installation please click here.

The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road

On view at UNT Art Gallery, Denton, TX
January - February 2013


Futher exhibition information coming soon.