One highlight of this Fall's cultural calendar is the recently opened Dressing Downton exhibit at the nearby Virginia Historical Society.
The costumes in this exhibition come from the wildly popular British period drama, Downton Abbey®, a co-production of Carnival Films and PBS’s Masterpiece™. The series has won numerous prestigious awards and has been recognized for its outstanding costume design.
This exhibition explores fashions in Britain between 1912, the year the Titanic sank, and the early 1920s, the dawn of the Jazz Age. This period, marked particularly by the impact of World War I (1914-1918), saw great changes in people’s lives and in the way they dressed.
The costumes are based on old photographs, paintings, patterns, and magazine pictures. Some costumes are largely original. Others are made from vintage fabrics by highly—skilled dressmakers with stunning results. Most are supplied by the renowned London costume house, Cosprop Ltd.
The exhibit runs through January 10th and is well worth a trip to Richmond. Take advantage of our special Dressing Downton Package to truly enjoy the experience.