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House Style : Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth (Hardcover) (Laura Burlington & Hamish Bowles)
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Accompanying a major Spring 2017 exhibition, this volume presents five centuries of historic costumes and glamorous fashions worn by family members from eighteenth-century fashion icon Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, to the twenty- first-century supermodel Stella Tennant. Chatsworth has been home to the Cavendish family and the hereditary dukes of Devonshire since the original Elizabethan house was built on the site purchased by Sir William Cavendish in 1549. A famous historic house in England, Chatsworth is renowned as much for its fashionable history—its majestic dresses and tiaras, its magnificent lace and splendid uniforms—as its unrivaled collection of art, its palatial gardens, and its celebrated family dynasty. House Style takes the reader through images of show-stopping ensembles by the most celebrated designers of the day, from the Victorian era’s Jean–Philippe Worth to Alexander McQueen, and also features historic examples of ceremonial, military, court costume, fancy dress, and estate liveries, as well as clothing worn by members of the family to ride, hunt, shoot, and fish. New images of the rare surviving garments and gorgeous contemporary photographs are accompanied by new essays from leading historians and fashion critics. An exclusive invitation into the glamorous world of Chatsworth, this book is a true collectible for Anglophiles, fashion-history aficionados, and those fascinated by aristocratic style.
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Art, Architecture
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Laura Burlington & Hamish Bowles
Street Date: April 4, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-8542
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