Dress at Downton

All about the costumes of Downton Abbey, and actual clothing from the time it's set.

I generally post in series, and I love suggestions of topics or designers or other stuff that people specifically want to see, just because they want to know or because they're doing research for a fic.

Whenever I post images of extant clothing or fashion plates from museums, I give the full citation with accession number, museum name, title, and date - you just have to click on the picture to see it.

Producer Gareth Neame resists naming a favourite character – ‘There’s not a weak link, I love all of them’ – but says of Mary: ‘She’s central to the figures in the show. Her grandmother knows her day is gone and Mary knows she is like her, but sees that she belongs to a different era. She has to be a moderniser and where Robert is clinging on, Mary is a pragmatist.’‘Even now we must decide whether to share our lives with someone without spending any real time with them. Let alone... you know,’ says Mary. Married couples conducted their relationships almost entirely in a public space. ‘The way things are going, life will be lived in much closer quarters in the future. My grandparents lived in vast rooms surrounded by staff. If they disagreed they’d hardly have known it. But it won’t be like that for us. I must be sure I’m right to want this man, as my friend, my lover, my husband,’ says Mary.mary excerpts from new daily mail article

Producer Gareth Neame resists naming a favourite character – ‘There’s not a weak link, I love all of them’ – but says of Mary: ‘She’s central to the figures in the show. Her grandmother knows her day is gone and Mary knows she is like her, but sees that she belongs to a different era. She has to be a moderniser and where Robert is clinging on, Mary is a pragmatist.’

‘Even now we must decide whether to share our lives with someone without spending any real time with them. Let alone... you know,’ says Mary. Married couples conducted their relationships almost entirely in a public space. ‘The way things are going, life will be lived in much closer quarters in the future. My grandparents lived in vast rooms surrounded by staff. If they disagreed they’d hardly have known it. But it won’t be like that for us. I must be sure I’m right to want this man, as my friend, my lover, my husband,’ says Mary.

mary excerpts from new daily mail article

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― But some part of him realized, even as he fought to break free from Lupin, that Sirius had never kept him waiting before… . Sirius had risked everything, always, to see Harry, to help him… . If Sirius was not reappearing out of that archway when Harry was yelling for him as though his life depended on it, the only possible explanation was that he could not come back… . That he really was …

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leonie1988:

BTS Season 4

I love these costumes and this cast!

kittyinva:

Kittyinva: August, 1922 hairstyles and fashion from “The Delineator”.

mrbateslegal:

Have had a few people ask for some of these unmarked. Think most have been posted already but if you’re interested, here ya go :D | BTS Bampton | Downton Abbey

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obsessionsninspiration:

More photos of Elizabeth on the set of DA season 5 today

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bama744:

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey: Season One (2010) Set 4 of 6

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mettesandersen:

Random pictures from the filming of Downton Abbey in Alnwich by The Daily Mail.

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@alnwickgazette: Lady Edith and Lady Rose filming #DowntonAbbey today in #Alnwick. Picture by Margaret Whittaker

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