‘Dressing Downton’ now open at Virginia Historical Society

The period attire from the popular PBS series ‘Downton Abbey’ comes to life at the museum through January 10th, 2016.

From Richmond.com:

The fabulous fashions and financial perils of the aristocratic life on an English country estate underlie every episode of “Downton Abbey” on PBS.

And now they take the spotlight in Richmond at “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” which opens today at the Virginia Historical Society as the first traveling exhibit in the museum’s expanded and redesigned gallery space.

The glamour of a bejeweled society comes through on the TV screen, but not the intricate detail of the costumes.

The exhibit, which runs through January 10th, is $20 for the general public; free to members.

Read more from Richmond.com.

Photo: Downton Abbey/PBS

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