Sunday, July 27, 2014

Winterthur Museum and Downton Abbey

So last Friday I had the good fortune to be able to see the Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum outside of Wilmington Delaware.  So I'll just leave some pictures here -

This lovely dress features a hand beaded vintage front panel -

I loved how they had photos of the actual show and scene in which these costumes were worn

One of my favorite of Lady Mary's outfits -
I love this style and think I have the pattern
for the jacket, the Skirt is a simple gored skirt -
This looks to be a linen type of material.

I took lots of detail pictures for the costumers - love this delicate
feature of the ribbon on the sleeve and collar -

A perfect little hat to complete the ensemble

When Lady Sybil came out in this I gasped! The fabric is genuine
vintage fabric and was disintegrating on the actress as she
wore the outfit and had to be sewn on to her -

I loved that you could walk around some of the costumes
and get pictures from all angles.

This is one of Lady Edith's lovely dresses, I loved the
colors and the detail

A close up of the back detail


There are many more pictures to share. I have some up on my personal facebook page and on the Lady Gotham page. I'll also do a post just on Winterthur, the grounds and the house - Wow, to live in such opulence!