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A proper introduction to a creative company

Posted on 01/12/2016 by Jean Sexton

For all those who love the PBS series Downton Abbey—and the beautiful costumes worn by the actors—we’d like to introduce you to Cosprop Ltd. and the creative team who created...

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And the Oscar goes to. . .

Posted on 01/11/2016 by Judy Ross

As time for the Academy Awards approaches, we are drawn to details that make Oscar-winning films so memorable—including the extraordinary costumes that bring cinematic characters to life....

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Carrying on a wedding tradition: the Lee Family Veil

Posted on 01/04/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

What is the connection between Biltmore and Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis? Besides the obvious—two famous American families represented by the Vanderbilts and the Kennedys—there...

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A house full of guests

Posted on 12/28/2015 by Jean Sexton

George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as a private retreat, and often invited family and friends to stay and enjoy all the estate offered. The Vanderbilts were noted for their gracious hospitality...

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Decanting Downton

Posted on 12/08/2015 by Jean Sexton

We know that George Vanderbilt was a thoughtful wine collector in his own right, and he also relied upon the services of professional wine purveyor Alexander Morten who was well-known for his...

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