Main characters Sybil, Edith, and Mary from Downton Abbey
The large-scale hats, empire waist dresses, sumptuous jewels: The rich costumes alone are a reason to tune into , PBS's highest-rated drama series.
The travel case of Rose Wales du Pont, wife of Winterthur founder, Henry Francis du Pont
Fans who may miss their weekly fix of the Crawley family when the fourth season ends this month should visit a new exhibition at the in Winterthur, Delaware. The exhibit, "Costumes of Downton Abbey," will showcase some 40 costumes and accessories featured on the set, as well as historical photographs and artifacts from the time period. Visitors will also get to see items owned by Winterthur founder, Henry Francis du Pont, his family, and contemporaries.
From March 1, 2014 through January 4, 2015, fans will get to view unforgettable items such as Mary's engagement dress, Edith's wedding dress, Sybil's harem pants, and more. All of the pieces from the show on display are on loan from Cosprop, a film, television, and theatre costumier.
Items in Ruth Wales du Pont's travel case.
Downton Abbey costume detail. Photo by Jim Schneck.
All other photos courtesy of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library