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Designed For Drama: New Exhibit at The Biltmore Estate

Beautiful vintage gown on display at the Biltmore EstateThe Biltmore Estate has a new costume exhibit on display that is sure to be another hit. Their first exhibit was “Dressing Downton” featuring costumes from the TV series Downton Abbey that had guests flocking to the grand estate. The Biltmore Estate, built by George Vanderbilt in the style of a French Chateau in 1895, has frequently been compared to the mansion portrayed in the wildly popular PBS Masterpiece Series.

Original costumes from the series were posed in natural groupings throughout the rooms of the house lending a human touch to the palatial spaces. Coming off the heels of that exhibit, The Biltmore next housed ““Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film”, a display of 41 wedding gowns from 19 major motion pictures. Wedding gowns from various classic Hollywood movies were posed throughout the house in dramatic fashion. Adding to the magic were elaborate floral displays throughout the mansion, as though the Estate was decorated for a grand wedding.

Now get ready for “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics”. His grand library housing more than 22,000 volumes attested to George Vanderbilt’s love of literature. Well known authors, such as Edith Wharton, were known to be personal guests of the Vanderbilts at the estate. Elaborate costumes from films depicting some of the classic books in Vanderbilt’s Library will be displayed along with the original books that inspired them. Meticulously reproduced period costumes from films such as “Pride and Prejudice”, “Anna Karenina” and “Sherlock Holmes” are staged throughout the largest private home in America. The exhibit runs from February 10th until July 4th 2017.

When you stay at A Bed of Roses you can take advantage of our discounts on admission tickets to the Estate and the “Designed for Drama” exhibit. Our admission tickets can be used for 2 days at no additional cost. Our special winter pricing of just $85.60 for two tickets lasts until March 19th.

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