Blenheim Palace has announced the line-up of world-class designers, fashion houses, and labels that will feature in its biggest exhibition to date, Icons of British Fashion, opening in March 2024.
The blockbuster exhibition, running from 23rd March until 30th June, will showcase a creative curation of fashion clothing, accessories, archival materials, drawings, photography and patterns by an array of legendary designers – dramatically lit and displayed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s own priceless collections.
The exhibition will celebrate fashion from the past through to the present day, featuring bespoke designs and loans from a Who’s Who of the fashion world.
Confirmed names include:
- Bruce Oldfield
- Jean Muir
- Lulu Guinness
- Stella McCartney
- Stephen Jones Millinery for Christian Dior
- Temperley London
- Terry de Havilland
- Turnbull & Asser
- Vivienne Westwood
- Zandra Rhodes
Blenheim Palace will also be celebrating its own icon of fashion, Sir Winston Churchill, during the exhibition which coincides with the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Kate Ballenger, Keeper of Palace and Collections said: “We are incredibly excited to finally unveil what’s been years in the making; this exhibition will give visitors an insight into the fascinating world of British fashion in such a unique setting.
“Icons of British Fashion is the first of its kind at Blenheim Palace, and to be able to partner with some of the most widely celebrated designers and brands in the world to bring together a collection of garments, accessories and artefacts is something we’re immensely proud of.”
The fashion exhibition will be the latest spectacle at Blenheim Palace following the hugely popular Royal Connections, Crowns and Coronets in summer 2023 and contemporary art exhibitions by Ai Weiwei and Maurizio Cattelan Maurizio Cattelan, to name but a few.
Admission to the Icons of British Fashion exhibition in 2024 will be free with any valid Blenheim Palace ticket including Palace, Park and Gardens, Park and Gardens, Annual Pass or a Privilege Pass.
For more information about the exhibition visit, www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/icons-of-british-fashion/ and to book tickets to Blenheim Palace visit, blenheimpalace.com/tickets-booking/
With planning well underway ‘behind the seams’, look out for further updates and announcements on Icons of British Fashion.