Friday, September 19, 2014

Part II Downton Abbey Costumes Exhibit at Winterthur Museum

Make yourself a cup of tea as we view the elegant costumes worn by the 'upstairs' ladies at Downton Abbey.  And while you're waiting for the kettle to boil, I have a correction to make. In yesterday's post I shared what our shuttle driver told us about the costume exhibit being exclusive to Winterthur, and that it wouldn't be traveling anywhere else. Well... I read online today that a Downton Abbey costume exhibition will be opening at the Biltmore Estate on February 5th running through May 25, 2015.  It too will feature 40 costumes from the PBS series.  I don't know if they'll be the same costumes featured at Winterthur, but there will be another exhibit at another location. Biltmore will not be outdone by Winterthur, but Winterthur can boast they were the first to host the costume exhibition!  ;-)

~  Cora, Countess of Grantham's Day Dress ~

~ Lady Mary's Day Dress ~

The dresses were worn at baby "Sybbie's" Christening.

~ Lady Mary's Walking Suit ~

~ Matthew's Cricket Match Costume ~

Lady Sybil's Edwardian summer dress and hat worn at the outdoor garden tea party.

Lady Mary's summer dress and hat worn at the same event.

~ Matthew's Pinstripe Suit ~

~ Lady Rosamund's Walking Tweed Suit ~

~ Lady Edith Crawley's Wedding Gown ~

~ Lady Mary's Dress for the Wedding ~

~ Lady Sybil's Dress for the Wedding ~

~ Lady Sybil's Sea Green Dress [even though it looks gray] ~

~ L-R: Lady Cora's Coat; Violet's Lace Coat & Hat; and Lady Edith's Coat ~

~ Flamboyant Martha Levinson's Coat and Hat [Lady Cora's Mother] ~

~ Lady Cora's Beaded Dress with Velvet Coat ~

~ Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham's Evening Dress ~

~ Lady Rose MacClare's Pink Beaded Dress ~

~ Lady  Sybil's Harem Pants ~

~ Lady Edith's Evening Dress ~

~ Lady Mary's Beaded Evening Dress ~

~ Lady Mary's Engagement Dress ~

~ Lady Cora's Evening Dress ~

~ Martha Levinson's Evening Dress ~

~ Isobel Crawley's Evening Dress ~

~ Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham's Evening Dress ~

~ About Gloves  ~

~ About Tiaras ~

Believe it or not, I didn't show you all the pictures I took, but I shared the most important ones.  

From the costume display we went into the exhibition store.  In my next post I'll show you what I purchased.  

At 12:00 noon we were scheduled to go on a 45 minute introductory tour of the mansion [5th floor], and that will be a succeeding post.  Please come back!


  1. Hello Phyllis
    I just had a look at all the photos from this, and the previous post. How exciting to see so many of the costumes and accessories from Downton Abbey.

  2. I love this! Love seeing the costume and the image with the characters.

  3. Oh my ... how I love seeing photos of all these gorgeous costumes! I'm about to return to working on a crazy quilt, and velvets and silks and beads are definitely on my mind. They never go out of style, do they?


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