Chatsworth House, known for its long-standing, rich relationship with the fashion world, will open its doors next year for a major style exhibition.
House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth will look back at the many fascinating style icons who have lived at the stately home, from the 18th-century "empress of fashion" Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire, to Nancy Mitford and Stella Tennant.
The Gucci-sponsored exhibition, which will span fashion, design, textiles and art history, will he hosted at various rooms in Chatsworth, including the Painted Hall, the Chapel and the State Music Room. Expect to see Dior couture, as well as looks from Christopher Kane, Vetements, Alexander McQueen and Gucci. Highlights will also include 19th-century fancy dress costumes and the family's coronation and wedding gowns.
Earlier this year, Gucci announced plans to partner with Chatsworth House until 2019 on a host of cultural activities – and this looks to be the first.
"Chatsworth is unlike anywhere else in the world," said Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. "A place full of charm, history and rituals. It is a piece of England, of Europe and the contemporary world, all at the same time. You can see history everywhere, yet everything is alive.
"This exhibition proves how much historical objects are an incredible source of inspiration for creating the present," he continued. "Thus far the house has been speaking, now House Style gives a voice to the wardrobes of its inhabitants and guests."
House Style: Five Centuries Of Fashion At Chatsworth will run from March 22 to October 22, 2017.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK