It is no secret that NorthPark Center is the go-to place for the best selection of fashion retailers in Dallas. NorthPark is also known for making world-class works of art available to the public, which are exhibited throughout the shopping center. So, to commemorate NorthPark’s 50th anniversary, a new exhibition, Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015, was recently unveiled on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
Curated by Texas Fashion Collection Director Myra Walker, this celebratory exhibition features specific examples of dress over the past fifty years from 1965 to the present, illustrating the synergistic relationship between the world of art and what shows up on the runway. Drawn primarily from the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, twenty-nine looks are on display alongside two series of prints by Andy Warhol that inspired two of the pieces within the exhibition.
Banowetz + Company produced a perfect-bound book that walks viewers through the various fashion statements with insights into the designers’ inspiration, as well as some back story on the designers themselves. The brochure can be picked up from the NorthPark Center Concierge desk or the NorthPark Management Office. On-site signage was also produced for the exhibition.
Here are a couple of our favorite looks. But don’t miss the actual exhibit, which will be up just through the remainder of 2015.
— Team Banowetz