This August, Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire will showcase the largest and most comprehensive public display of dresses worn by the celebrities and professional dancers from the 2014 cast of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, in a new exhibition entitled Strictly Dresses: Woburn Abbey.
Opening to the public on Saturday 15  August and running until Sunday 1 November 2015, Woburn’s magnificent Long Gallery will provide the backdrop for this glittering display. Visitors will have the chance to view 16 of the dresses from last year’s show, designed by Strictly Come Dancing’s current dress supplier since 2009, Dancesport International (DSI).
The line-up of fabulous frocks from this popular TV show includes the Charleston outfit worn by 2014 winner and Glitterball trophy holder Caroline Flack, the first celebrity to ever score perfect 10s by the judges for her final three dances. Other celebrity outfits worn by Pixie Lott, Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray and Sunetra Sarker will add further sparkle among the dresses worn by Strictly professionals Ola Jordan, Natalie Lowe, Kristina Rihanoff, Karen Hauer, Joanne Clifton and Janette Manara. Visitors are invited to see up close the intricacies and detailed designs of these works of art.
Chris Gravett, curator of Woburn Abbey, says: “We are thrilled to be hosting this popular exhibition of ‘Strictly’ dresses once again. It is a wonderful celebration of fantastic costumes combined with breath-taking art and architecture in historic surroundings. We hope visitors will score the display a 10!”