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.
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire reside at Chatsworth, home to the family since 1549. The Countess of Burlington is an editor, and wife of William Burlington, heir to the Duke of Devonshire. Hamish Bowles is the international editor-at-large at Vogue.