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Opening reception: PURPLE: Fashion and Fancy

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Phone: (401) 341-2981

"PURPLE: Fashion and Fancy, Highlights from the Texas Fashion Collection" is an exhibition of historic and designer wear that explores the cultural significance of the color purple.

"PURPLE" affords the visitor a glimpse into fashion history spanning three centuries. The exhibition includes 12 pieces on loan from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, a collection founded by the Dallas-based department store Neiman Marcus. It includes a range of garments and accessories, including evening dresses by well-known designers Victor Costa and Vera Wang, an Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress, a Fendi fur coat and a folkwear wedding dress.