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Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie

 Fashion from Titanic the Movie

February 9 – May 13, 2018

The stylish fashions and luxurious travels of the Vanderbilts launch at Biltmore with a stunning new exhibition, Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie. Dazzling costumes from the iconic film—representing the extensive wardrobes required by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s—will be displayed in the grand rooms of Biltmore House. This is the first large-scale exhibition of fashions from Titanic, which won a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume Design.

More than 45 film costumes evoke the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on the great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered high society and luxury on ships known as “Floating Palaces.” First class passengers took every opportunity to see and be seen in the finest fashions of the time, from strolling the promenade deck to attending elegant formal dinners. And, just like in Titanic, the days at sea fostered friendships and romances, including Vanderbilt’s courtship of Edith Stuyvesant Dresser.

Learn more about the Vanderbilts’ extensive travels while marveling at the exquisite detail meticulously recreated for these award-winning fashions.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a scenic drive – it is an American treasure. 

As the most visited park in the National Park System, the Parkway is one of the grandest ways to experience the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially here in the Asheville area using the Dry Ridge Inn as base camp.  The opportunities for fun are endless.  

The Parkway took nearly 52 years to complete.  In September of 1935, work began and ended near Cumberland Knob as part of President Roosevelt’s new public works agencies, including the Work Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps.  Twenty-six tunnels had to be constructed (25 of them in North Carolina) as well as 168 bridges and six viaducts.  The Parkway was completed in 1987 with the construction of Linn Cove Viaduct, a complicated concrete bridge that wraps around a mountain.

In addition to the sweeping vistas of never ending mountain tops a closer view of the areas around the Parkway will reveal dozens of rare and endangered plants and birds, as well as wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys, and black bears.  

Whether you visit the Parkway during the spring, summer, fall or winter, the diverse, native flowers in bloom and the bustling wildlife won’t disappoint.

The Dry Ridge Inn is situated just off the Parkway in the small, friendly town of Weaverville.  The Inn can be your base camp for exploring all the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer.  So come on out and enjoy our home and our magical mountains.