Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Downton Abbey at the Taft Museum

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!

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