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Glamour on Board: 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.
Sweeping music and dance
Music is a simple, lovely affair in Weaverville. Live performances can be heard at two of the town’s excellent dining possibilities, Blue Mountain Pizza.
|Downtown Buskers keep much of Asheville’s Music
In Asheville, catch supper before or after one of the city’s many musical choices. The professional Asheville Lyric Opera hires famous vocalists from all over the country. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Meyer, would be considered excellent in a far larger city. The Asheville Choral Society is known for energetic direction and impassioned performance. For chamber music lovers, there’s Pan Harmonia, a festival held throughout the area in May and June.
The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club is a respected and sought-after stop for national pop, rock and jazz acts traveling from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. If you love traditional music, book rooms at the inn for the Sandburg Folk Music Festival, which honors poet/author Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music.
The Brevard Music Center brings a summer’s worth of orchestral, chamber and operatic performances to nearby Brevard College.
Dance fans find lots to love in Asheville. Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance stages original, daring modern dance often set to fairy tales and ancient fables. Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre is a supporter of the avant-garde, as well as a participant in Asheville Fringe Festival. The Asheville Ballet has a rich history of pedagogy and performance spanning over 60 years. Asheville Ballet
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