What did you wear to prom? We selected a dreamy pastel blue prom dress from the state collection to help tell the story of 1950s milestone moments in Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style.
Exciting things are happening in the Governors Gallery! We are currently finishing the installation of Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style—and it’s even better than we imagined.
The latest? A vibrant exhibition featuring a midcentury modern vibe of the 1950s. It's delightful. Think bubble gum pink. Lime green. Eye-popping yellow. Bright orange.
The phenomenon that is powwow: a display of vibrant colors, the energy of movement, and the wonderful diversity of design and construction making up the distinctive regalia.
What do a beaded Chippewa shirt, moose-hide mittens, a rodeo queen suit, and a hunting vest have in common? They're all featured in our Fashion & Function exhibit opening soon! See the hidden details.
Many women dream of the perfect white wedding dress. But a white wedding dress wasn't in fashion until Queen Victoria wore white to her wedding in 1840 and started a fashion trend among the high society set in Europe and North America. See early 1900's wedding wear in Fashion and Function: North Dakota Style, opening later this year.
Every woman seems to search for that timeless black dress that looks fabulous and helps them feel fabulous, that they can wear for years and it will never go out of style. Fortunately for Donna Weinrebe of Minot, in 1936 she found that elusive dress.
The dress forms, mannequins, and garments featured in Fashion & Function: North Dakota Style make up only half of the gallery installation. The exhibition also includes a significant number of historical images drawn from the State Archives and contributed from other sources.
The process of dressing a mannequin is a lot more complicated than simply slipping an outfit on a dress form. Padding, chopping, trimming, or a host of alterations might be involved.