A wonderful BRITISH FILM LOCATION for “HOUSE STYLE: FIVE CENTURIES OF FASHION AT CHATSWORTH”, EXHIBITION sponsored by GUCCI.
“This is the most rock’n’roll place I have ever been,” said Alessandro Michele, designer of Gucci taking his place as guest of honour at a lunch in the Chatsworth sculpture gallery.
Sponsored by Gucci, Chatsworth House Style is an exhibition exploring five centuries of the fashion worn by the aristocratic residents of stately home Chatsworth in Devonshire. The show runs until October 22, 2017.
Considered one of the great treasure houses of England, set amid the rolling green hills of the Derbyshire Dales, the estate has played host over the last 500 years to some of Britain’s most captivating and infamous women, including: Bess of Hardwick; Mary, Queen of Scots; Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; Kathleen Kennedy, known as Kick (sister to John F. Kennedy); and Deborah Mitford, known as Debo.
This location has been set design for famous movie like Pride and Prejudice, Chatsworth was used as Pemberley, the residence of Mr Darcy, The Duchess with Kiera Knightley , The Wolfman.
“Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large at American Vogue, has curated this landmark show with creative direction and design by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda, the duo behind some of the most memorable fashion exhibitions of recent years.
House Style demonstrates the power of fashion and brings to life the captivating individuals from the Cavendish family, including Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the 16th century; the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; and Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire. Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the Mitford sisters. Model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister ‘Kick’ Kennedy will also be central to the show.
Layering art history, fashion, jewellery, archival material, design and textiles, the exhibition is organised by theme. Highlights include exceptional couture designed by Jean Phillipe Worth and Christian Dior, together with influential contemporary garments from designers such as Gucci, Helmut Lang, Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Vetements.
The show will also feature personal family collections, including items belonging to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. These pieces are displayed alongside livery, uniforms, coronation robes and fancy-dress costumes, demonstrating the varying breadth of fashion and adornment from the Devonshire Collection throughout the generations. Important artworks are also on display, including rare costume designs from the early 17th century by Inigo Jones, Surveyor to the King’s Works and one of the most notable architects of 17th century England.”