I recently had the opportunity to go view the Fashionable Romance collection at The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina which features an amazing collection of movie costumes from movies including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Out of Africa to name a few. I loved being able to gaze on the intricate patterns and designs as they were featured in the opulent rooms of The Biltmore.
While photography was not allowed in previous visits the Biltmore policy has recently changed to allow non flash photography so I was able to capture some images of the costumes that I was unable to do on a previous visit when the Downton Abbey collection was on tour. I am happy that they changed the policy and I suspect I am not alone. While I did not go crazy taking pictures of everything I did manage to capture a few that even in the low light will give you an idea of the beauty of the collection on exhibit.
My favorite room in the entire house is the library. I did not get great pictures on this visit but you get the idea–it is a massive room with only about half of George Vanderbilt’s massive 23,000 volume collection on display.
I simply can not wrap my head around actually living in a place such as this, can you? It is a masterpiece in every aspect and I am always ready for a trip back to explore some more.
If you are interested in seeing the Fashionable Romance exhibit at The Biltmore presented by Belk it will remain on site through July 4th. 2016. It is worth a trip if you are in the area. Pricing information and buying tickets online can be done by clicking on this link.