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“Decadence: Fashions from the 1920s” Exhibition Comes to Galleria Dallas

Is there really a more glamorous decade than the 1920s? The era of the Jazz Age, flappers and The Great Gatsby? We have proof that there is not.

Galleria Dallas presents “Decadence: Fashions from the 1920s,” a free, exclusive exhibition featuring iconic period fashions from the Roaring Twenties. The display runs daily from noon to 6 PM from January 22 through February 28 on Level One (across from Tiffany and Co.).

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This classic collection is curated by Ken Weber of Dallas’ Vintage Martini and includes rarely seen pieces from the Susan Denn and Robert Schmidt Collection and the Texas Fashion Collection at the UNT College of Visual Arts & Design. Guests will be transported back in time as they explore the styles of the 1920s and get an up-close look at their lavish materials—silk, velvet and chiffon—and meticulous detailing.

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If you’re one to follow runway reports, you may have noticed that 1920s-inspired silhouettes are evident in the current collections of some of the world’s most renowned designers, including Gucci, Marchesa and Prada. But you don’t need to go to Fashion Week to get within reach of pieces from famed French, Spanish and Italian couturiers such as Madeleine Vionnet, Mariano Fortuny, Maria Monaci Gallenga and Lucien Lelong, all part of the Decadence display. The Fortuny gown, in particular, is a real showstopper.

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After you’ve perused the exhibit, shop Galleria Dallas for your own period-perfect 1920s-inspired ensemble. You’ll be full of fresh ideas for ways to incorporate the luxe fabrics and drop-waist contours seen in the Decadence showcase. Besides, style, regardless of the decade, is timeless!


  1. Linda Liggett says:

    How many items are in the exhibit?

    • Christina Minton says:

      Our exhibition, Decadence: Fashions from the 1920s features 100 pieces of hand-beaded dresses, exquisite art deco jewelry and uniquely constructed fur coats from private collections. Approximately 40 of these are gowns and dresses and approximately 60 accessories.

  2. Amy holland says:

    Is there an admission charge

    • Christina Minton says:

      There is not Amy – this is a free exhibition opened daily from 12 PM – 6 PM on the north end across from Victoria’s Secret.

  3. Marianne says:

    It’s stunning! Beautifully displayed – the shoes are a treasure!

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