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Downton comes to Taft Museum of Art

(PHOTO: Nick Briggs/ Carnival Film and Television Limited for Masterpiece) (PHOTO: Nick Briggs/ Carnival Film and Television Limited for Masterpiece)
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"Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times" runs from July 2 to September 23 at the Taft Museum of Art.  

Downton Abbey was one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world.  The show is set on a sprawling English country estate and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants all dressed for the period.  

Through 36 costumes, Dressing Downton explores British fashion between 1912 and the early 1920’s.  

The exhibition shows the progression of women’s fashion from figure-altering corsets to shorter skirts.  For men, white tie and tails for dinner gave way to a more relaxed dinner jacket and black tie.  

The exhibition will also draw connections to Charles Phelps Taft and Anna Sinton Taft, contemporaries of the fictitious Crawleys, who lived in the Taft historic house and assembled the collection that is now the Taft Museum of Art.  

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