Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, will talk all things haute couture
A pink silk cocktail dress by Cristobal Balenciaga from 1953, gifted by Bert de Winter to Texas Fashion Collection at UNT
Another name has been added to the vaunted list of speakers for Heritage Auctions’ September Art & Design Series. On September 20, Annette Becker, the director of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, will present “Pure Couture: A Lesson in Fashion History and High Design.”
As part of a year-long event, “Pure Couture” will spotlight the timeline of haute couture, French fashion, and the progressions that have been made thanks to 2oth century innovations. In addition, Becker will discuss how to analyze a garment and determine whether or not it can be deemed couture.
Managing more than 20,000 garments on a daily basis, Becker is the perfect candidate to give this lecture. Her knowledge of fashion spans more than 250 years.
The Heritage Auctions’ Speaker Series highlights some of the most notable authorities in the world of art, architecture, and design. It offers listeners the unique opportunity to not only learn from experts in the field, but to also network. In the past, Dallas luxury interior designers Margaret Chambers and Ike Isenhour, as well as Laura Hartman, the associate paintings conservator at the Dallas Museum of Art, have all taken the stage to discuss what they know best.
The lecture will take place at Dallas Design District Showroom on 1518 Slocum Street, beginning at 6 pm. The best part? It’s free and open anyone. To RSVP, click here. Come one, come all.