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the Downton Effect

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Ralph Lauren might be one of the most popular designers in the country (and the world) and his show at NY Fashion Week is always highly anticipated. But this year, it has gone completely viral. I was excited to learn that last week the show kicked off with the Downton Abbey Theme Song. I’ve included it here in case you haven’t seen it.

notice anything?

It wasn’t just the music that was inspired by the PBS Drama, the fashions of the show were obviously inspired by the turn of the century English as well- tweeds, plaids- even cloche hats. It is obvious that Downton has become so much more than a Sunday night guilty pleasure- it is a cult sensation taking the country by storm. Which got me to thinking- where else can we see the creative inspiration of Downton in this season’s designs?

The high neckline dress with puff sleeves of this Gucci dress is strangely reminiscent of the styles of the Dowager Countess.

I wonder what inspired the color scheme for this flowy Vera Wang gown?

Nice Gloves. at Doo Ri.

So don’t worry- if you find yourself suddenly speaking with a British accent, drinking tea by the potful, or smelling “vapors” near electrical outlets…  You are not alone. You’re just feeling “the Downton Effect”


Author: beautiful Life and Style

Out to prove to the world that "Stylish Engineer" is not an oxymoron. Always expanding my knowledge of art, architecture, fashion and entertaining while creating a beautiful life and style.

One thought on “the Downton Effect

  1. We Americans have such an obvious envy of “the manor born”.

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