THE residence of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, a frequent location for film sets but also home to an extensive private art and sculpture archive. There is no doubt that Chatsworth House is one of the most stylish stately homes in the country, and next year it is opening its doors to its largest exhibition. The exhibition “House Style: Five Centuries Of Fashion At Chatsworth” is curated by American Vogue’s international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles and will open at the Derbyshire estate next spring, showcasing the history of fashion in the Devonshire Collection.
In the center of the exhibition you will see the grates name from the last 500 years, including the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; Adele Astaire, sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire; two of the infamous Mitford sisters – Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford; Stella Tennant, who was photographed with her grandmother, the 11th Duchess, at Chatsworth for Vogue; and John F Kennedy’s sister Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy. Those magnificent women will be brought to life through a comprehensive exploration of their clothing and accessories. Thanks to this exhibition you will have a chance to see pieces from Jean-Phillipe Worth and Christian Dior couture and items from Gucci, Erdem, Alexander McQueen and Vetements, to livery and uniforms at Chatsworth across the ages, as well as 19th-century fancy-dress costumes and the family’s coronation and wedding gowns.
House Style is slated to open on March 25th, running until October 22, 2017.