Friday, April 13, 2018

Biltmore House and Gardens is Featuring "Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie"

In 1997 "Titanic the Movie" came on the scene and was a huge success. The movie was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 11. I found this article from Wikapedia very interesting, as it delves more into the main characters portrayed in the movie. Some of them were fictional and others were actual people who were sailing or working on the Titanic when it collided with an iceberg in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. More than 1500 people were said either to have died when the luxury liner sank or froze to death in the cold waters that night of April 15, 1912.




George Vanderbilt, who built Biltmore House known as Biltmore House as the home for he and his wife Edith. They traveled extensively and were, in fact, transatlantic travelers. Clothing worn on such voyages would have been the very latest in fashionable attire.

The Vanderbilts had actually been booked to sail on the Titanic's maiden voyage. Anxious to get back home, they and their daughter decided to take an earlier sailing on the Olympic, another luxury liner of the Cunard line at that time. They set sail  for America on April 10, 2012.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the movie, the Biltmore is currently featuring the greatly anticipated costume collection from Titanic the Movie. The exhibition will continue through May 13, 2018. Check out this exhibition and other upcoming events here on Biltmore's website. Ornate furnishing within the palatial Biltmore House combine with fabulously colorful floral creations and plant displays  to add special touches that carry the collection into the realm of spectacular.
Costumes Worn by Captain and Women Passengers Dressed in Fashionable Dresses in Dinner Scene in "Titanic the Movie" Costume Collection
Biltmore House Exhibition of Costumes of "Titanic the Movie"

Costumes Worn by the Little Girl and Women in Tearoom Scene of  "Titanic the Movie" at Biltmore House
Following are several photos of some of the costumes worn by Kate Winslet who played the part of Rose DeWitt Bukater in "Titanic the Movie" from the stunning collection on exhibit at Biltmore House. Note how each of these gorgeous ensembles has been stratigically placed in specific locations and rooms in the house. Each room has obviously been chosen for its particular rich color scheme, ornate furnishings a'nd floral arrangements provides the perfect accents and staging for each select costume.

I think this picture of Rose's suit dress is fabulously smart looking and chic!

Suit Dress Worn by Kate Winslet in "Titanic the Movie"

The dress and coat in the picture below was worn by Kate Winslet as Rose Dewitt Bukater. This dress, according to the poster in the room where it is displayed, was constructed of especially durable fabrics and materials so that it would hold up in the underwater scenes being shot before and as the wrecked Titanic was in the process of sinking. 
Dress Worn by Kate Winslet While Underwater Scenes from the Sinking Titanic were Being Shot from the Collection "Glamour on Board: Titanic the Movie" at Biltmore House 

Below are more costumes from "Glamour on Board: Titanic the Movie." These were worn by various actors who portrayed passengers. on board the Titanic. 
Costumes from "Glamour on Board: Titanic the Movie" on Exhibition at Biltmore House
Costume from "Glamour on Board: Titanic the Movie" at Biltmore House

Costumes Worn in "Titanic the Movie"from the Exhitition "Glamour on Board: Titanic the Movie" at Biltmore House
Costumes Worn in "Titanic the Movie"from the Exhitition "Glamour on Board: Titanic the Movie" at Biltmore House

 In this last photograph, the Billiard Room of Biltmore House makes a perfect backdrop for these costumes worn by Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio during some scenes from "Titanic the Movie."
Costumes Worn by Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio in Scenes from "Titanic the Movie" Exhibition at Biltmore House
The pictures I have posted here are only a few of these gorgeous costumes. This collection of the actual costumes worn by the cast of  Titanic the Movie consists of some 45 costumes! Lovers of the movie and/or the fashion history of the early twentieth century will surely enjoy this collection. 

You can read the Biltmore Blog to see more about how meticulously each aspect of the event was planned, even down to fitting and dressing up of the mannequins on which each costume is featured; even the paper-style wigs they wear.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy taking a look at some other fabulous collections that have been on exhibit at Biltmore House. Dressing Downton and Fashionable Romance Wedding Gowns in Films.

Biltmore House and Gardens is a great place to visit. Because of its romantic settings, it is the perfect location for showcasing this kind of period exhibit.

I truly hope you enjoyed this post and that you will visit my blog again. Thank you so much for dropping by!


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