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Mary Katrantzou’s Couture Creations on Display at Waddeson Manor

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KATRANTZOU’S COUTURE CREATIONS: “Waddesdon Manor is such a beautiful estate,” said Mary Katrantzou during the launch of the “Creatures and Creations” exhibit mounted at the Waddeson Manor in Buckinghamshire on Friday. “Being invited by Lord Rothschild is a huge honor.”
The grand manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in a Neo-Renaissance aesthetic of a French château in the 1800s. The estate spans 6,000 acres and is managed by the Rothschild Foundation and the National Trust. The stately home houses the family’s collection of arts, paintings and sculptures. Walter Rothschild – who passed away in 1937 – was an aficionado and collector of insects and animal specimens. He amassed such a collection that his parents gave him a museum to house his findings and present them to the public.
Katrantzou, who is known for her visually exuberant prints, created three couture dresses – done up in a palette of bright rainbow hues. The gowns were influenced by the collections of Walter Rothschild at the National History Museum and Tring museum which included various insects and animal specimens. Held at The Stables on the Waddeson Manor grounds, the exhibit – which runs until October 29 – showcased the bespoke looks alongside a

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