|L to R: Rob, Cristina, Tom at the Lady Edith Exhibit|
This is Part 2 of our blog on: Costumes of Downton Abbey. This entry will look at Lady Edith's detailed wedding gown and has a fun fact about a costume for Lady Cora.
The Downton costume exhibition is from the television series Downton Abbey. The exhibit is currently at the Winterthur estate in Delaware. We got to visit it over the weekend of March 22-23 with our friend Cristina.
LADY EDITH'S WEDDING GOWN -
Lady Edith Crawley is the middle daughter of Robert and Cora Crawley, sister of Ladies Mary, and the late Sybil. In Season 3, Sir Anthony Strallan proposed to Lady Edith and they become engaged. Some of the family didn't really approve of the marriage, but they allowed it for Edith's happiness. They are set to marry but Anthony has second thoughts and jilts her at the altar, leaving Edith devastated. The wedding gown that she wore was in this exhibit, and the "train" featured beautiful mirrored gems.
INTERESTING COSTUME FACT- One of the Lady Cora's dresses was actually made from a table cloth from the early 1900s that had embroidery around the edges! One of the docents told us that story and it was clear that the fabric was a former tablecloth! But on television you would never know. I didn't think to take a photo of it, but thought that the costumers were really amazingly creative.
NEXT: COSTUMES FROM MARY AND MATTHEW'S PROPOSAL