In late August, I had the pleasure of viewing the Downton Abbey Exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati. I'm so used to looking at and examining extant garments that I was quite taken by how tall the garments were - I forgot for a moment that I was looking at clothing meant for actors rather than historical persons (there are a couple of extant pieces in the exhibit, but most were created by the show's costumers using vintage and antique fabrics). A magnificent exhibit, to say the least. I won't prattle on - I'll let the garments speak for themselves.
Cora Crawley's Costumes
Mary Crawley's Costumes
Violet Crawley's Costumes
Sir Richard Carlisle and Robert Crawley's Costumes
Martha Levinson's Costumes
Thomas Barrow's Livery
Virginia Woolf's Evening Gown
Matthew Crawley's Service Uniform
For more photos of the Downton Abbey Exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art, please visit my Pinterest page. Blessings and happy sewing!