This exhibition features more than forty wedding gowns, dresses and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. The collection emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition.
The Texas Fashion Collection, which is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, is home to more than 20,000 examples of historic and modern fashion and accessories which are available for research and inspiration to students and the public. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of this collection. Several gowns also are on loan from Steven Porterfield, who will be present at the opening and also give a gallery talk at 11 a.m. Saturday.
June 28-October 24
400 E. Hickory Street Denton, Texas 76201.