’20s Swimwear, a Drop-Waist Wedding ceremony Gown, and Extra “Downton Abbey 2” Costumes

“Downton Abbey” costume designer Anna Robbins returns for the second movie, “Downton Abbey: A New Period,” the place followers get to see the Crawleys in a brand new gentle. Nonetheless simply as glamorous as ever, the British household journey to the French Riviera; as a result of, because it seems, Violet Crawley has inherited a villa. The ambiance is extra relaxed, with the costumes being extra free-flowing and light-weight for heat climate (whereas nonetheless sustaining the air of magnificence that the characters are recognized for after they’re residence at Downton).

Tuppence Middleton, who stars as Tom Branson’s new spouse, Lucy Smith, in a quintessential Nineteen Twenties wedding ceremony costume, described the sequel to Mirror, pertaining to the refreshing aesthetic of the costumes. “You see these characters you are used to seeing in actually formal conditions, in libraries and drawing rooms and eating rooms, and impulsively they’re on the seaside. And that simply does one thing to them. It frees them up,” she stated, occurring to say her inevitable second in swimwear, which was fairly constricting within the ’20s: “There’s such a selected form and match. So we spent weeks dreading having to be in entrance of the digital camera.”

For the second movie’s wardrobe, Robbins, who has lengthy labored with the solid to make somewhat ornate and infrequently intricate costumes really feel pure, targeted on the top of the Nineteen Twenties interval, main as much as the Thirties. “It is a wonderful period to design for and to seek out these treasures,” she instructed Digital Spy. “Choosing a favourite costume is like asking me to select a favourite little one.”

Discover out extra about Robbins’s design course of and see some key seems worn by the Crawleys and their workers, straight from the knowledgeable, forward.

“Downton Abbey: A New Period” hits US theaters solely on Might 20 however may very well be obtainable to stream on Peacock as early as 45 days after the premiere. Sequence creator Julian Fellowes has not but confirmed a 3rd movie.

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