Left: Todd Oldham photo-printed knit dress, Spring 1966. Image from vintage "Arizona Highways." Gift of Todd Oldham Archives, Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas. Right: Halston silk pajamas, circa 1974, printed with a design from Andy Warhol's 1967 "Flowers" series in collaboration with the artist. Purchased at Lou Lattimore, Dallas. Gift of Mrs. James W. Dunn, Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas.
The celebration of NorthPark Center’s 50th Anniversary begins this month with the opening of “Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015.” Curated by Myra Walker (director and curator of the Texas Fashion Collection from the College of Visual Arts and Design at University of North Texas), the 50-year retrospective epitomizes NorthPark’s shopping mantra: The Art of Shopping. Fashion and art coalesce in harmony at NorthPark under the tutelage of Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger; this exhibition resonates with the historical and social relevancy of both disciplines by spotlighting key artists and fashion designers from the past five decades. Walker curates a compelling selection that includes Pierre Cardin’s iconic bull’s-eye minidress; a 1974 Halston silk pantsuit printed with an Andy Warhol design based on his 1967 “Flowers” series; and designs from the 2007 Neiman Marcus show “Future Fashion.” Through November 1, at NorthPark Center.