Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

June 26, 2015 • Chicago, Fashion Blog

Downton Abbey, Costume Exhibit, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Chicago art is taking on a whole new form beginning February 2016 at Chicago’s very own American Palace, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum! Beginning February 9, 2016, the museum will be celebrating Downton Abbey’s sixth and final season with an exhibition of more than 35 costumes from the British television series entitled, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.” These award winning costumes are produced from both original fabrics from the 20th century as well as recreations from photos, paintings and magazines depicting the times by none other than renowned London costume house, Cosprop Ltd. The exhibition is set to reflect a new perspective on Downton Abbey’s most memorable characters on both top and bottom levels of the museum while also showing the changes taking place during the early 20th century Britain.

“Its essential, in our treasured historic buildings, to remember and celebrate the lives that once lived in them,” says Driehaus Museum Executive Director Lise Dubé-Scherr. With the anticipated popularity of this exhibition, museum visitors are required to purchase advanced tickets online or by phone. Tickets are available beginning October 7, 2015 at Driehausmuseum.org or by calling 312-482-8933 extension 21. Self guided admission, audio tour, and exhibition guide are included in general admission. Make sure you get your tickets to one of the most popular historic exhibitions Chicago has to offer!

– Jasmine Dunn

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