Galleria Dallas Hosts 1980s Fashion Exhibit
By Cynthia Smoot Photography by Thomas Garza
THE SETTING: A high style vintage exhibit, She’s Got the Look: Fashion from the ‘80s, was recently presented by Galleria Dallas. The fashion and accessories exhibit transported lucky attendees back in time with rad fashions, immersive multimedia displays, and music from the decade–all curated by Ken Weber of Martini Consignment.
A VIP preview was held the night before the exhibit opened to the public. Among those in attendance were Mindy Cohn from the hit 80s TV show Facts of Life, Cameron Silver, Susan Posnick, Heidi Dillon, Real Housewives of Dallas stars LeeAnne Locken and Cary Deuber, Jan Strimple, and Chuck Steelman.
THE STYLE: More than 60 stellar looks from top designers of the ‘80s, including Thierry Mugler, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Bob Mackie, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, and Valentino were showcased. The exhibition was divided into two sections. The main room showcased the decade’s elegance and extravagance. It included party, red carpet, Ladies Who Lunch, and Working Girl attire. A second room featured Valley Girls, Rocker Chicks, Club Kids, and, some menswear. A wall of iconic ’80s hairstyle images paid homage to TONI&GUY and its history in Dallas. The exhibit also featured original costumes from 80s megahit TV shows such as Dynasty, Dallas, Hart to Hart, and Charlie’s Angels.
THE PURPOSE: As with all museum-quality fashion exhibits, the purpose is to enthrall and entertain by providing a look at the past and how it informs the present and future of fashion.