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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

‘Downton’ fashions: refined to frivolous in 1922

Season 4 brought costume challenges: an infant (Mary’s son) and a toddler (Tom’s daughter). “Dressing babies is really tough,” said McCall, noting the need for double costumes (George is played by twins. “The last thing you want to do is upset a child by having to change the clothes.” Sailor suits for George (dresses would have been historically correct for baby boys, but might confuse viewers) and a jumper made of vintage velvet for Sybbie.