In conjunction with the Hudson Library and Historical Society, Sarah Hume, the curator of the Kent State University Museum (I interned here), did a presentation on the changing fashions of Downton Abbey last week.
According to the Downton Abbey timeline, about ten years has passed since the show began. Along with the characters, the clothing they were has undergone an evolution. Hume went over the major historical events and changing attitudes that affected these changes, using examples pulled from the museum's own vast collection of materials.
|Blue Wool Suit 1920s|
For those who live in and around the Kent, OH, area, mark your calendars because the museum is going to open a new exhibit July 24 titled The Great War: Women and Fashion in the World Transformed and highlights changes in fashion between 1914-1920.