Driehaus Museum to host ‘Downton Abbey’ fashion exhibit

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Purple print day dress worn by Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in Season 1. | Costume courtesy of Cosprop.

Purple print day dress worn by Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in Season 1. | Costume courtesy of Cosprop.

“Downton Abbey” fans are in for a treat in February when Chicago’s Driehaus Museum hosts the exhibit “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.”

The exhibit, which runs Feb.9 -May 8, 2016 at the museum, 40 E. Erie, will feature more than 35 costumes from the hit PBS series. The show is back for its sixth and final season on Jan. 3, 2016. It airs locally on WTTW-11.

Tickets for the exhibit must be purchased in advance and are on sale now at the museum or online at DriehausMuseum.org.

“It’s fascinating to see the evolution of fashion over the course of four seasons of Downton Abbey,” said Driehaus Museum Guest Curator Ruta Saliklis, via a prepared statement. “Throughout the exhibition, visitors learn about the historical and cultural influences evident in these visually stunning costumes. These remarkable costumes imbue the Museum’s galleries with a powerful sense of that life.”

Downton Abbey® Season 4, 1921. Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham. | ©Carnival Films / Masterpiece.

Downton Abbey® Season 4, 1921. Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham. | ©Carnival Films / Masterpiece.

L to R: Black coat with English Arts and Crafts embroidery, burgundy coat, and blue/green suit and hat, worn by the Crawley sisters. | Costumes courtesy of Cosprop.

L to R: Black coat with English Arts and Crafts embroidery, burgundy coat, and blue/green suit and hat, worn by the Crawley sisters. | Costumes courtesy of Cosprop.

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