Five Centuries of Fashion. House Style by Hammish Bowles.
The Chatsworth House.
The most ambitious exhibition ever :
House Style, Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, continues in the house.
Hamish Bowles, International editor-at-Large at American Vogue, has curated this landmark, show.
With the creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfrede, the duo is behind some of the most memorable fashion exhibitions of recent years.
Glamour, elegance and historical significance are all on display at House Style.
Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, an elaborate exhibition which is gracing the storied halls and gilded ballrooms of Chatsworth House.
To begin with the exhibition takes place, in the heart of Britain’s beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House-one of ten Treasure Houses of England-. It harkens back to a time when grandeur was an everyday occurrence, when ladies and gents dresses in couture for supper and adorned themselves with diamonds and tiaras on weekends.
The exbition demonstrates the power of fashion. Its purpose is to brings to life of all the iconic women connected with Chatsworth throughout the centuries.
First and foremost, from the Cavendsh family, including Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of 16th century.
What is more from the 18th century the ‘’Empress of fashion’’ Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. In addition, Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire.
Not to forget Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the Mitfords’ sisters.
Finally model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘’Kick’’ Kennedy.
Layering art history, fashion, jewellery, archival material, design and textiles, the exhibition is organized by theme. Highlights include exceptional couture designed by Jean Philip Worth and Christian Dior. Together with influential contemporary garments from designers such as Gucci, Helmet Lang, Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, Alexander Mc Queen, Christopher Kane and Vetements.
And this is the lifestyle that is present through the fashion retrospective. Revealing the clothes and accoutrements of some of the inimitable ‘’characters’’ that has lived and graced at Chatsworth House.
Rizzoli, the famous publishing house, published a book of the same title documenting this collaboration which is available from the Stables and Orangery shops at Chatsworth.
The exhibition starts at the
Photos © Chatsworth House Trust.
Content : Elena Iliadou.