‘Titanic’ costumes take spotlight at Biltmore Estate exhibition next year


Back in March, Ashvegas reported that the Biltmore Estate was planning two exciting new exhibitions next year, including one that will display costumes from the Hollywood blockbuster movie Titanic. Check out the press release below for details regarding the “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” exhibition set to open in February. And keep your eyes peeled for more information an exhibition featuring the work of glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly, who specializes in large-scale installations.

Here’s the press release:

ASHEVILLE – The first large-scale exhibition of fashions from “Titanic,” the Oscar-winning film that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will launch at Biltmore in February in “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie.”

Set for Feb. 9 through May 13, the exhibition represents the extensive wardrobes preferred by trans-Atlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s.

Guests will learn more about the Vanderbilts’ extensive travels while viewing these award-winning costumes. “Titanic,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, won a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume Design in 1998.

The exhibition’s 45 costumes will be displayed in Biltmore House, evoking the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered luxury on ships known as “floating palaces.”

First-class passengers took every opportunity to see and be seen in the fashions of the time, from strolling the promenade deck to dining at elegant formal dinners. And just like in the film “Titanic,” the days at sea fostered friendships and romances, including George Vanderbilt’s courtship of Edith Stuyvesant Dresser.

Admission to “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” is included in the general admission ticket price. For more information about Biltmore, visit biltmore.com/titanicfashion.