The expansion of global markets, household access to internet, rise of the first supermodels, celebrity culture and round-the-clock media all fueled fashion in the 1990s. In a decade poised to welcome in a new millennium, the always shifting boundaries between fashion and art became even more blurred.
Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday offers a multisensory gallery experience anchored by haute couture and ready-to-wear garments by bold-named designers. Paired with video art, the exhibition celebrates the trend-setting couturiers, photographers, and video artists who made the 90s an iconic decade worthy of its current revival.
Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday is co-organized by the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, and Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, Denton. Curators include Kate Carey, Head of Education; Jackie Edwards, former Assistant Curator; and Lauren Thompson, Assistant Curator; with assistance by Alexis T. Meldrum, 2019-2020 Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies.
Major support is provided by Mercedes T. Bass, Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation. Additional support is provided by the Host Committee, chaired by Alice Carrington Foultz. Additional Support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department