Wednesday, February 6, 2013
EVEN MORE ON THE DOWNTON ABBEY PHENOMENON
Maybe one of the reasons we love DA so much is that: It's epic. And it seems every country has had one great epic in literature. Russia had War and Peace, America, Gone With the Wind and South America--House of Spirits. So why did it take good, old and established England almost 1000 plus years to grind out a really magnificent drama like Downton Abbey to add to this epic stew? Something very, very English, unabashedly playing out the dramas--warts and all-- of it's class system. Of war and change. Well, that is a question. I know it is a loaded one but I really want to hear more about from you fellow DA Addicts out
there . . . .
Downton Abbey darlings in Alberta Ferretti (standing) and Julien MacDonald for the January 2012 Issue of Vogue.
Second Photo: The Crawley Sisters for the January 2012 Issue of Vogue UK
Photos 3 and 4: The Crawley Sisters wearing their 1912 costumes designed by Caroline McCall via /Lady Mary in 1912--One of my very fave Downton Abbey designs by Caroline McCall and I can totally see this as a wedding dress in white or just as it is . . . .via
Photo 5: Lady Sybil in what is a great rendition of Paul Poiret's--daring for their time--haram pants. This whole ensemble is in a word, brilliant! Via