Sunday, July 6, 2014
Costumes of Downton Abbey - Edith's Wedding Dress
Perhaps one of the more emotional episodes included the moment Edith was left at the alter in her wedding dress. Everyone loves a wedding, but the heartbreak that ensued captured each one of us. The display at Winterthur that featured her wedding dress was beautiful, complete with a mirror to pull your attention to the train.
The wedding dress (featured in Season Three, 1920 - 1921) started with a fragment of an authentic train. The dress was then designed around the train. The dress had to be very sturdy and endure the episode where Edith ran up the stairs and threw herself on the bed, having been abandoned at the alter because her groom realized that she is just too young and beautiful to marry him and he abandons her from love, not pity.