Fashion On Main/ Texas Fashion Collection
Fashion on Main is the current exhibition facility of the Texas Fashion Collection and is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of fashion history and current cultural topics. Established in the fall of 2006, Fashion on Main is engaged in educational and scholarly activities in conjunction with each exhibition.
The Texas Fashion Collection is the primary source for exhibitions at Fashion on Main. The collection, which spans 19th and 20th century dress, collects, preserves, and documents historically signficant fashion. First founded in 1938 by Stanley and Edward Marcus, in honor of their aunt, Carrie Marcus Neiman, the fashion collection was later merged with the Fashion Group of Dallas, who had created the Dallas Museum of Fashion at the Apparel Mart in the early nineteen-sixties. Their stewardship of the collection made it possible for the entire collection to be donated to the University of North Texas campus in 1972.
The Texas Fashion Collection is operated as a non-profit enterprise by the University of North Texas through the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) and housed on the UNT campus in Denton. Since 1972, UNT and CVAD have preserved and expanded the collection, which now includes more than 15,000 historic fashions and accessories. Fashion on Main is the first stage of the planned UNT Design Research Center at the Universities Center at Dallas, which will provide greatly expanded educational and cultural resources for the people of North Texas and the burgeoning design and business communities of Dallas and Fort Worth.
HoursNoon to 5PM, Thursdays and Fridays.