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Dressing the Abbey
On view through September 12, 2022
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, Michigan

The Muskegon Museum of Art is excited to host “Dressing the Abbey” from June 23 through September 12, 2022. “Dressing the Abbey” weaves popular culture, fashion, and history in an exhibition borrowed from Downton Abbey’s™ wardrobe.

Experience original costumes worn by the stars of Downton AbbeyTM that depict fashions of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century. The exhibition showcases the turbulence and changes in the late Edwardian era through the 1920s through the fashions of the period while evoking fans’ favorite moments.

The exhibition’s award-winning costumes created for the British hit drama were produced by the London costume house of Cosprop Ltd. The costumes were created for the show’s aristocratic Crawley family and their servants who inhabit the fictional English country estate of Downton Abbey. The costumes range from country tweeds and riding outfits; servants’ uniforms and footmen’s livery; to lavish evening attire crafted from sumptuous fabrics and decorated with intricate embroidery, lace, and beading.

[Image courtesy Muskegon Museum of Art]