One of my favorites, this costume was worn by housekeeper Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan). This gown appears better in person, on camera the black on black brocade flowers is washed out, but in person it is very stunning.
I would love to have that handbag.
Lady Rose MacClare (Lily James) embraced the Flapper ethos of the Jazz Age in her dress and her personality in Season 3.
Violet, Dowager Duchess of Grantham will never give up the Edwardian style of dress that she is comfortable with, she has embraced the new fashions with a softer look.
Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) brought a exotic flair with her when she arrived at Downton Abbey in 1920 during Season 3.
Cora, Countess of Grantham's evening dress features the reemergence of panniers in fashionable dress.
Another one of my favorites, this costume worn by Cora, Countess of Grantham during Season 3. This piece highlighted the skill of the costume designers. The piece was original a tablecloth from the 1920's and was turned into this stunning piece.
Despite a changing era, some traditions remained firm as seen in this court dress worn by Cora, Countess of Grantham.
Maternity dress worn by Lady Sybil worn was Season 3.
The exhibit was simply stunning in its breath and selection of costumes. I was a little disappointed that there were no costumes from seasons 4 and 5. But this is a very small complaint and I enjoyed my time in the world of "Downton Abbey" immensely. The exhibition is in Richmond until January 10, 2016, but is traveling the country and if you are a fan of Downton Abbey I highly recommend a visit.