A wedding outfit of shimmering ikat silk from Uzbekistan and an ornate Indian sari glittering with gold embroidery and crystals will be among the items on display in The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road, an exhibition of traditional cultural garments from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas.

Collector and former Pan Am flight attendant Joy Losee first donated 27 traditional cultural garments and accessories to the Texas Fashion Collection in 2011. She donated 35 more outfits in 2012 and plans to donate more in 2013.

While her donated collection includes items from the Americas, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific, the exhibition will feature a selection of items from Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, India, Thailand, the Philippines and other countries and cultures along the Silk Road.

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What: The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road
Curated by Myra Walker, director and head curator of the Texas Fashion Collection.

When: Jan. 15 – Feb. 9
Opening reception: 5 – 7 p.m. Jan. 17 (Thursday)

Where: UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, located at 1201 W Mulberry Street in Denton, TX 76201.

Cost: Free

More info: unt.edu or call 940-565-4316.

 The Texas Fashion Collection is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant high fashion and couture garments and accessories, which span the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

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