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The Closets of Downton Abbey

Join us as we celebrate MASTERPIECE'S Downton Abbey! This is where "upstairs" fashion and design meets some fun "downstairs" drama.

Costumes of Downton Abbey - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Delaware

Costumes of Downton Abbey - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Did you know in the 1920s, people viewed the Bob cut as a political statement of women's equality to men? Take a trip down hair memory lane w/ @Scott Washington Floss Magazine. (photo: Adventures of the Reluctant Housewife)

Especially during World War I, resources and supplies were scarce. Still, wealthy women might be able to pick up a new dress or two in London. Harrods, Liberty, and Selfridges stocked the most fashionable ready-to-wear clothing for women. As for the maids, they probably owned three outfits: a dress for cleaning, the house uniform, and a dress to wear to church. Source: ITV

The Great Gatsby-inspired Roaring 20's Collection - Anti-Prohibition Button

Gatsby Wedding, Great Gatsby Groom / The Gatsby Collection by Brooks Brothers / The 1890s look popularized by Portland’s mustachioed mavens is over. This summer, the costume party jumps forward to the Roaring 20s. And, inspired by the summer’s soon-to-be-released blockbuster The Great Gatsby, Brooks Brothers is releasing a collection of retro menswear that captures the spirit of the era.

The roaring 20s...when fashion was elegant, simple, beautiful, and classic.

Dinner dress, Poiret, ca. 1924. Silk chiffon trimmed with grosgrain and metallic ribbons and braid. Silk satin underdress. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Woman's Dinner Dress | LACMA Collections