Past Exhibits: Alexander Julian: Retrospective
January 11 - March 25, 2007
30 Years of Uncommon Threads
Alexander Julian has spent the last three decades making an indelible mark on men's and women's fashion, home furnishings and popular sports with his distinctive flair for opulent textures, superior craftsmanship and marvelous color. In celebration of Julian's 30 years of design, a retrospective exhibit Uncommon Threads will open January 11 and run through March 25, 2007.
As a Chapel Hill native, Julian brings this exhibit to the Chapel Hill Museum in anticipation of a permanent installation that will include his Chapel Hill beginnings along with the milestones met in his professional career.
The retrospective will include historical installations of signature design motifs and a spectrum of examples of the diversity of original color and pattern work in clothing, textiles and furniture. Additionally, historic sports uniforms and original costumes from the Robert Altman film, The Player.
A five-time Coty Award winner and youngest inductee to the Fashion Hall of Fame, Julian's textile designs are in the Smithsonian National Design Museum's permanent collection.
You can also find his work at his family's shop on Franklin Street.