Fashion & Beauty

‘Downton Abbey’ Doings





WE SEE THAT since March 1 the aristocrats of Downton Abbey have been facing off against their American counterparts in a fashion exhibit at Winterthur, the Delaware estate of Henry Francis du Pont. Forty costumes from the PBS seriesplus antiques and accessories, are being shown at Winterthur’s museum, joined by similar items from the du Pont collection. A timed ticket will be required to view the post-Edwardian frocks and country-gentleman attire, but you have till January 4, 2015 to make the trip. Visitors can also make arrangements to attend brunch or afternoon tea. And those who are truly carried away can buy things such as the white cotton-knit tea gloves that Lady Mary wore to Lady Edith’s wedding, in the museum’s Downton Abbey store. Learn more at And to read notes from the Winterthur visit of a “Chronically Overdressed Dame,” check out this link.

–Nancy McKeon



3 thoughts on “‘Downton Abbey’ Doings

  1. Pat Byrne says:

    Thanks for the heads up. Thanks to your story, there’s a group from NJ going to the exhibit.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I turned out to be Violet; at first I didn’t know whether that was a good or bad thing, but on the whole, I like it.

  3. janet bennett says:

    Don’t you want to know which character you are? Take BuzzFeed’s quiz:

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