The TFC is a unique
repository documenting
high fashion and style

Presented in partnership with 1814 Magazine and Maison Christian Lacroix, this exhibition features the world of haute couture in the early 1990s. Shown alongside Donna DeMari’s behind-the-scenes photographs of supermodels preparing for Paris Fashion Week and runway footage from the Paris catwalk, the TFC offers ten haute couture and high fashion ensembles by Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, and Valentino. Together these illustrate a highly charged mement in fashion history when haute couture faced the challenge of defining itself and fashion was defined.
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The Transformation of Lady Bird

How fashion changed the perception of Lady Bird


Balenciaga and I

The Life of Claudia Heard de Osborn


Breakfast at Givenchy's

To Audrey, with love


Letter from
the Director


Since the Texas Fashion Collection moved to the University of North Texas in 1972, it has served as a point of inspiration and research resource for national and international scholars alongside our North Texas community.
As part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, the TFC promotes an understanding of fashion through the dual lenses of design and social history, connecting the richness of material objects and the diverse stories of the people who have created, worn, and donated the nearly 20,000 garments and accessories that comprise the TFC.
Thank you for connecting with our diverse collection, engaging academic programs, and accessible exhibitions as we continue to highlight the history of fashion in the North Texas region and beyond!
Annette Becker,
Director of Texas Fashion Collection