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The First Hostess of Biltmore: A Tribute to Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt

Posted on 05/15/2017 by Amy Dangelico

As the youngest of eight children, George Vanderbilt had a very close relationship with his mother, Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt. After his father’s death in 1885, it was George who took...

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Inside Biltmore Blooms: Balancing Books and Blossoms

Posted on 03/21/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Each spring, our floral team is tasked with creating imaginative displays throughout America’s largest home in honor of Biltmore Blooms. This year’s theme is “Celebration of...

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Character Arc in a Costume: Isabel Archer’s Evening Gown

Posted on 02/13/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Our new exhibition, Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, brings together the artistry of great literary works, film making, and costume design. In honor of its premiere, let’s take...

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Literary Guests of Biltmore House

Posted on 02/01/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

While we aren’t sure exactly when they met, George Vanderbilt and author Edith Wharton likely knew each other most of their lives. Both were born into New York society in 1862 and both moved...

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Rolling out the Red Carpet…

Posted on 01/23/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Our Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics exhibition beginning February 10 gives you the opportunity to take a closer look at costumes from six films nominated for an Academy Award® in...

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