'Social Graces' at Biltmore - Special Spring Event
Published Monday, March 13, 2017

Fashion historian, wedding folklorist and author Cornelia Powell hosts ‘Social Graces’—a special Springtime Fête during the new Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics costume exhibition at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina—and the public is invited! Ms. Powell’s costume talks at Biltmore have become a favored springtime ritual for many—and ‘Social Graces’ continues the celebration of beauty, the creative spirit and the art of fashion.

To begin the festive day at Biltmore on April 18, Ms. Powell—known for her engaging costume history talks around the country—has planned a sparkling Jane Austen Social! Over tea and scones, along with beautiful on-screen images, she will take attendees into the behind-the-scenes world of film and fashion and those talented costume designers featured in Biltmore’s literary-themed exhibition. 

(No “royal” costumes at Biltmore, but an exclusive and regal treat is planned for attendees! During the Morning Tea, Ms. Powell also presents “Victoria & Elizabeth: Recreating Crowns & Gowns”—a presentation showcasing two new royal costume dramas, Victoria on PBS and The Crown on Netflix.)

In addition, ‘Social Graces’ attendees will enjoy a vintage jewelry pop-up boutique, book signings, special guests, along with gifts and door prizes! (Ms. Powell will have her books available to autograph, including her latest: The End of the Fairy-Tale Bride: For Better or Worse, How Princess Diana Rescued the Great White Wedding.)

These morning festivities set the stage for an entertaining afternoon touring the Designed for Drama costume exhibitions in Antler Hill Village and Biltmore House. Over 40 costumes from 14 period films and television dramas are on display—all inspired by much-loved historical novels found in George Vanderbilt’s extensive library.

Space is limited for the ‘Social Graces’ Springtime Fête on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Biltmore. For more information or to register, contact Cornelia Powell at cornelia@corneliapowell.com or click here: http://corneliapowellweddings.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_23.html

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