'Objects of Desire' Vintage & Contemporary Dresses with Rooms designed by renowned interior designer Russell Sage, .....Charlotte Eddington looks stunning in a fabulous Fyodor Golan leather creation posed amongst other contemporary and vintage pieces on show in the exhibition
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The National Trust is embarking upon a new and dynamic project with renowned interior designer Russell Sage, which showcases a remarkable collection of vintage fashion in a unique, contemporary design setting.
‘Objects of Desire’ at Killerton House in Devon, will exhibit highlights from the vintage fashion and historical dress collection. This enviable National Trust wardrobe has grown over the past 35 years from pieces acquired from a private collector. Paulise de Bush amassed a wealth of period clothing between the 1930s and 1960s, initially to dress semi-professional theatre productions. She later opened her own private museum near her Berkshire home.
Brought to Killerton in the late 1970s, the collection boasts exceptional examples of couture and ready-to-wear clothing; jewellery, hats, shoes and other accessories range from the late seventeenth century through to the modern twentieth century fashion houses of Chanel, Hartnell and Molyneux.
Killerton is the home to over 10,000 items of costume and accessories which developed from the original collection brought together by Paulise de Bush. Each year, the property draws on its collection to produce a new costume exhibition.
Shelley Tobin, Costume Curator at Killerton says: ‘We are thrilled that Russell Sage has agreed to work with us bringing his unique creative vision to the displays for what we hope will be our most exciting fashion exhibition yet”
‘Objects of Desire’ runs until December 31, 2013.