Monday, July 7, 2014

Costumes of Downton Abbey - Upstairs

Beautiful dresses from all seasons for all characters were on display throughout the exhibit at Winterthur. This exhibit will be in DE through January 4, 2015. They do limit the number of guests in the exhibit at a time, so as not to be overcrowded.

Just as there is the language of flowers, there is also the language of colors. Mauve, lilac, gray and lavender were the colors of mourning. This mauve dress (below) was worn to the christening of Sybil's daughter while the Crawley family was still mourning the loss of their daughter.

The beading and lace details were amazing, and difficult to capture with the camera. The waistlines on the costumes of the younger actresses were amazingly slim.

Love the lacy sleeves on this beautiful gown.

And the tweeds for the men.
(Be sure to click on the photos for a closer look.)


parTea lady said...

What a wonderful costume exhibit. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

I really enjoy Downton Abbey and have been watching Season 4 again on my Kindle.

Marilyn said...

I was particularly intrigued by the tweeds in the last picture. We see so many fancy outfits, the tweeds just caught my eye in that scene. I do love the others though.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I would have loved getting to see this exhibit! Glad you mentioned to double-click ... I have a real fascination with beading and *love* to study every tiny detail!

relevanttealeaf said...

The costumes are gorgeous, and interesting about the language of colors. So glad photography was allowed.