Exclusive FGI Dallas Member Event | Mary, Queen of Prints
Event Date Feb 21, 2018
Time 6p
Location Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass Steet
Dallas, TX 75207
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For more information on this members-only event, please contact our Office Manager, Roshawnda Foster, at 214-634-0204.



Mary, Queen of Prints explores the catalogue of fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. Katrantzou has made her mark on the fashion industry beginning with her graduation show in 2008, which featured trompe l'oeil prints of oversized jewelry on jersey-bonded dresses. Her work has since become defined by wit and whimsy paired with sophistication. Diverse inspirations for her collections range from the pages of Architectural Digest and Fantasia to the amphora of Ancient Greece. The designer is known for her use of technology to push the spectrum of possibility-creating intricate and unexpected textiles made desirable through her feminine silhouettes. Katrantzou plays with clashing aesthetics, yet creates harmonious assemblages of images by mixing technology and craftsmanship, while exploring opulent, innovative embellishments.
This exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of Katrantzou's brand, from garments to accessories and textiles. The works offer an exploration of the designer's architectural tailoring and inventive techniques. Grouped according to color instead of chronology, the exhibition aims to highlight Katrantzou's skill as a colorist and her use of the full spectrum of the rainbow, which has been central to her aesthetic since the brand's conception.