House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: (2017) House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth. Selvedge, September/October 2017 (78). pp. 92-93. ISSN 9-771742-254037-78

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Article on the exhibition House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth organised by Laura Cavendish, the Countess of Burlington and Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large for American Vogue and Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Manfreda for creative direction and design, sponsored by Gucci. This landmark exhibition displays historic and contemporary fashion as worn by the Cavendish family who have called Chatsworth House their home. This Elizabethan country pile in Derbyshire’s Peak District sits alongside the River Derwent between lush dales and bleak moors.The first fashion exhibition by Chatsworth took six years to research/curate and compile the accompanying book (Rizzoli). ‘Five Centuries’ dates from Elizabeth ‘Bess’ of Hardwick (who built Chatsworth from 1552) through 18th century’s ‘It’ girl Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire to 20th and 21st centuries - Stella Tennant, model, muse, grand-daughter of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire - Andrew and Deborah Cavendish (‘Debo’ lists Oscar de la Renta and Hubert de Givenchy as friends) to the current 12th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Personalities are shown by their choice of attire - great couture, ironic sense of humour and love of popular culture.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 9-771742-254037-78
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles > Fashion > Fashion Design
Arts > Historical
Fashion & Textiles > Interior Design
Fashion & Textiles > Textiles > Textile Design
Courses by Department: The Fashion & Textiles Institute > Fashion Design
Depositing User: Sarah Braddock-Clarke
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 15:24
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:26


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