MARC Record For Collection: Texas Fashion Collection, 1972 - Present
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099 9 _a02/11/U0325
110 2 _aTexas Fashion Collection
245 00 _aTexas Fashion Collection
_f1972 - Present
_g1991 - 2013
506 _aThis collection is not restricted.
520 2 _aThis collection consists of exhibit catalogs, brochures, and phamplets, as well as materials used to advertise the collection such as posters, banners, and cards.
524 _aTexas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
541 _aTexas Fashion Collection
545 1 _aThe collection was founded in 1938 by Stanley and Edward Marcus in honor of their aunt, Carrie Marcus-Neiman. Ms. Marcus-Neiman was one of the founders of the Neiman-Marcus department store, and an important arbiter of taste and quality. The nucleus of the collection came from the work of top designers featured in the Neiman Marcus store. In 1962, the Dallas Museum of Fashion was established by the Dallas Fashion Group. The Dallas Museum of Fashion was conceived as a collection preserving the history of clothing as well as highlighting modern designers. Housed at the Apparel Mart in Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Fashion was given the Carrie Marcus-Neiman Collection in the mid-1960’s by Stanley Marcus and the Carrie Marcus-Neiman Foundation. In 1972, an agreement was reached to bring the collection to Denton and become part of UNT’s Department of Art, under Dr. Edward Mattill. At that time the collection was renamed the Texas Fashion Collection. The collection consisted of about 2,000 items at the time it came to UNT. The collection now consists of approximately 20,000 items. The focus is on works from the later 19[sup]th[/sup] century onwards, with a focus on post-mid-20[sup]th[/sup] century designers from England, France, and the United States. There are items dating back to the 1700’s, with one piece from the 11[sup]th[/sup]-12[sup]th[/sup] century. The collection also includes tems from various traditional cultures around the world. Students and researchers are able to study garments by some of the world’s greatest designers, including Cristobal Balenciaga, Oscar de la Rena, Hubert de Givenchy, and Chanel.
The Texas Fashion Collection is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion. The Texas Fashion Collection is administered by the College of Visual Arts and Design.
Directors at UNT:
Elizabeth Marzan Mattill
Laura Lee Utz (acting director)
856 42 _3Control Card
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