Members Preview Day of Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times
June 19, 2015
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times is a stunning exhibition includes 36 period costumes and a fashion overview from the first four seasons of the acclaimed PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®.
Dressing Downton explores fashions in Britain from 1912, marked by the sinking of the Titanic through World War I and into the early 1920s, the dawn of the Jazz Age. Placing the costumes within their broader historical context, the exhibition focuses on this era of great change, showing the progression of fashions from the bustle to the flapper dress. The variety of ensembles for the Crawley family and their servants range from country tweeds and riding outfits, to servants' uniforms and footmen's livery, to delicate afternoon dresses and lavish evening attire crafted of sumptuous fabrics and decorated with intricate embroidery, lace and beading.
Members are invited to be the first to view the Dressing Downton exhibition! An exhibition talk will be given at 1 pm in the Conservatory by Laura Fiser, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Members may tour the exhibition prior to or following the talk. Free to Members!
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