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.
This year the collection is celebrating 100 years of Women getting the right to vote.