An inside look at the intricate costuming of the popular PBS series, including character costume choices and the historic fashion trends characteristic of the aristocracy during the Edwardian era. Appealing to Anglophiles, costume and sewing aficionados, and fans of the hit series, The Costumes of Downton Abbey presents—with comprehensive historical detail and beautiful imagery—the design decisions and wardrobe intricacies that shaped the glamour and elegance of the characters of Downton Abbey. Featuring the fashion of both upstairs and downstairs cast members, this title explores the unique daytime, evening, special occasion, and wedding wardrobes that led to a 2011 Emmy and several Emmy nominations for Outstanding Costumes for a Series. Detailed photographs, fan-favorite stills from the television series, and designer notes and insights make this a delightful and inLayoutive guide to the role costumes played in the character portrayal, story development, and art direction of the series.

About the author(s)

Emma Marriott is the author of more than 15 high-profile popular histories and other non-fiction books, including the official companion to the first Downton Abbey movie, The World of Vanity Fair, and The World of Poldark. A former in-house editor at Pan Macmillan in London, Emma lives in Bedfordshire, England.

Anna Mary Scott Robbins is a designer specializing in costume design for film and television and has been at the helm of numerous award-winning productions, including the Downton Abbey series, Wild Rose (2018), The Father (2010), and both Downton Abbey feature films. Anna is originally from Scotland and now lives in London.

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