Appealing to lovers of history, fashion, and interiors, from Amanda Foreman readers to Downtown Abbey watchers, this is the first illustrated volume to exclusively investigate the rich fashion history of the renowned Chatsworth House. Over its long and rich history the house has been the site of many important events, parties, and galas. House Style provides an intimate glimpse into these events and the stylish people involved, along with a presentation of the estate's unrivalled collection of exquisite dresses, accessories, and aristocratic attire.
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.