Fashion at Killerton
As you head up to the first floor of the house you enter a world of fashion gone by.
With a collection of over 20,000 pieces started by Paulise de Bush in the mid-20th century before being given to the National Trust and finding a home at Killerton in 1978, the fashion collection at Killerton is always worth seeing.
The collection contains many pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries, with the earliest piece, a man's sleeved waistcoat, dating from 1690. However, it is the 20th century that is particularly well represented, with couture pieces from designers such as Chanel.
Besides from the many pieces of dress, there are numerous pairs of shoes and impressive examples of jewellery, fans, handbags and other accessories.
Every year a new exhibition is created exploring different eras of fashion and textile history. To get ready for these exhibitions the fashion collection is not on display from the beginning of November to Saturday 16 February 2019.
Look back here in the new year to discover next year's exhibition.