A Month of Haute Decadence at The Galleria in Dallas

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The Galleria will be hosting Decadence: Fashions from the 1920s.
The Galleria will be hosting Decadence: Fashions from the 1920s.

Photo Credit: The Galleria

Downton Abbey has created a new fascination for the 1920s. The decadent lifestyles as portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels of the era, the parties, the drinking that continued despite Prohibition — it was a decade of excess, scandal, and rebellion that changed society forever. Even fashion was turned upside down when women began showing their rouged knees in public for the first time. If any decade in the history of the world sparked it was this one. And while Downton Abbey has given all of us a scintillating peek into the lives of our not-so-distant ancestors it’s time has come to an end with this season.

The exhibit opens later this month and will run through February.
The exhibit opens later this month and will run through February.

Photo Credit: Dallas Galleria

In celebration of the last season of Downton Abbey, The Dallas Galleria will host a fashion exhibition that celebrates the beauty and elegance of the Roaring Twenties. It will run from January 22 through February 28 and will be located on the Level one North End right across from Tiffany & CO. Presented by the Dallas Galleria, curated by Ken Weber of Vintage Martini, the display is entitled, Decadence: Fashion from the 1920s. It will feature pieces from the Susan Denna nd Robert Schmidt Collection and the Collection of UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. Other pieces features will include rare fashions from French, Spanish and Italian couturiers including Madeleine Vionnet, Mariano Fortuny, Maria Monaco Gallenga and Lucien Leglong. The display will showcase both the fashions and the accessories of that time period.

Considering that we’ve seen many 1920’s inspired details and silhouettes on the runways in recent days we’re definitely interested in seeing what the original designs looked like. Vintage inspired D’Lola Couture wedding gowns, Prada, and Gucci are just some of our favorites who are showing bits and pieces of that intricate 1920s styling. Cute shoes and bags were a  big part of the charm of those fashions and we’re in love with the embellishments that are coming back.

The display will be open from 12 to 6 pm daily.

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