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Get Up Close & Personal With Downton Abbey's Costumes
The amazing clothes are heading for American shores this spring
For those of us -- and there are plenty -- wish we could go back to a time when we dressed for dinner and had lady's maids who braided our hair, the Downton wardrobe collection sounds too good to pass up. The Winterthur exhibition will include pieces from both the Downton family and its servants, but doesn't officially open until March of next year -- a long ways away for the show's rabid fans.
Expect to see Sybil's harem pants, Lady Mary's engagement dress, and Lady Edith's very ill-fated wedding dress. "The first time I looked at the costumes up close, I was amazed at the incredible detail," said exhibition curator Maggie Lidz. "They are surprisingly ornate."
But do they come with their own Cousin Matthew? Sadly (probably) no. [Shine]