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Texas Fashion Collection examines history of comfortable clothing in new exhibition

This 1940s Claire McCardell outfit will be on display in Sportswear to Athleisur
This contemporary Nike outfit will be on display in Sportswear to Athleisure: Th

The recent popularity of yoga pants for everyday wear has raised eyebrows among some fashion critics, but comfortable clothing has been around for decades.

A new exhibition, Sportswear to Athleisure: The Creation of Comfortable Clothing, will feature the history of such fashion, using garments from the University of North Texas’ Texas Fashion Collection. The exhibition runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from Sept. 8 (Friday) to Dec. 8 (Friday) at UNT ArtSpace Dallas.