By Lori Bosworth
Are you a fan of the British TV series, Downton Abbey? The Spadina Museum will be hosting, Dressing for Downton, an exhibit featuring some of the sumptuous clothing worn by the aristocratic Crawley family in the period drama from March 11 to April 13, 2014. The acclaimed TV series, which takes place in England’s Yorkshire County, focuses on Lord and Lady Grantham, and their three daughters, Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil, as well as a house full of servants. With four seasons under wraps, the series takes place at the turn of the last century and features historic events including the sinking of the Titanic, World War 1 and the Spanish influenza.
Presented by the City of Toronto and VisionTV/Zoomer Media, the Spadina Museum exhibit features 20 costumes from Seasons 1-3 of the Downton Abbey TV series. The costumes are historically accurate, with some made from new fabrics and others combining new and vintage textiles. You’ll also find a selection of dresses and accessories from the City of Toronto collection of the same era including five dresses, as well as shoes, purses and jewellery. After you’ve had a chance to view the exhibit, be sure to take a Downton Abbey-themed tour of the restored house.
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Tickets for Dressing for Downton are Weekdays $25 plus tax and Saturday and Sunday $30 plus tax and can be purchased online. The Spadina Museum is located at 285 Spadina Road, (north of Davenport Road), 416-392-6910.