Monday, September 18, 2017

From Funk to Disco, Night Fever Hits the Galleria

Opening September 20, Galleria Dallas will host an exhibition of fashion from the 1970’s titled Night Fever: Fashions from Funk to Disco.  Visitors at Night Fever will be transported back in time through a sensory explosion of music, light, video, imagery, and of course, amazing fashion. The exhibit will feature over 75 authentic garments and accessories from this iconic decade. Curated by Ken Weber of Vintage Martini, Night Fever will feature a diverse collection of American, French, Italian and Japanese couture designers, including work by Halston, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Stephen Burrows, Giorgio Sant’Angelo, Hanae Mori, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe and Roberto Cavalli. Many of the garments will be on loan from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design Texas Fashion Collection, which is one of the world’s most coveted private collections. “This era of fashion was revolutionary in many ways,” notes Galleria Dallas Director of Marketing Martha Hinojosa. “This is probably the first full decade where women wore pants in all aspects of their life. Bright colors are everywhere and ethnic flavors surged with Moroccan themed capes and Hungarian peasant blouses. We are so excited to bring this collection to Galleria Dallas and share the vibrancy of this iconic era in fashion with our community.” Guests will enjoy seeing how fashion evolved during this era through the eyes of designers and made famous by the decade’s iconic social scene including Cher, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Liza Minelli, Farrah Fawcett and Diana Ross. ““The seventies are really so much more diverse than people realize. While everyone is quick to identify the disco-inspired fashions of Studio 54, it is important to remember that fashions were also influenced by the Vietnam War as well as the women’s and gay liberation movements," notes Ken Weber. “Diane Von Furstenberg has built an empire around her famous wrap dress, which hit the scene in 1974 and is still here today.”

WHAT:    Night Fever: Fashions from Funk to Disco
WHERE: Galleria Dallas Level One, South End
WHEN:   September 20 – November 1, 2017
TIME:     Tuesday - Sunday/Noon – 6 PM
PRICE:   Free