DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 4 FASHION
The fourth season of Downton Abbey begins in 1922. As the cast enters into the 1920s, they experience a pre-flapper fashion revolution. The “upstairs” ladies begin to embrace the loose, beaded, embellished, and sometimes skin-baring designs of the early Jazz Age. Inspiration for the period costumes come from style icons of day, including: Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Paul Poiret.
As the cast enters into the 1920s, they experience a pre-flapper fashion revolution
While the Downton Abbey series opened in 1912, Season 4 brings us to 1922. In terms of women’s fashion, the change from the 1910s to the 1920s showcased the biggest shift in history. Although 1922 is not yet the flapper period, women have already transitioned from the very buttoned up, corseted look of 1912 to the loose, unconstrained styles of the early twenties. Let’s take a look at what the “upstairs” and “downstairs” characters are wearing this season.
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Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery)
Michelle Dockery’s character, Lady Mary Crawley, spends the entire season mourning the loss of her husband, Matthew, and thus exclusively wears dresses in shades of mauve, black, and purple.