philamuseum: Fashion Friday: Downton Abbey Everyone’s favorite post-Edwardian drama returns on Saturday, January 5th. Get ready for Downton Abbey’s season five premiere with five fabulous 1920s fashions from our collection. Explore all of the Museum’s 1920s costumes and accessories.
Spitalfields silk shoes, French, c.1760. The American colonies were an eager market for English luxury goods in the 18th century and manufacturing centres, such as Spitalfield’s, flourished meeting this demand. Many of the fine textiles used to create women’s footwear in the 18th century were dress remnants. The design of blue stripes and delicate floral sprigs on this pair of Spitalfield’s silk shoes reflect the full flowering of Rococo style.