Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Downton Abbey in NYC



I was pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised to see this Downton Abbey exhibit advertised on the side of a building as I was strolling down 57th Street.



The display windows on 57th Street "call" out to passersby:



I experienced a bit of ticket shock when I saw that it cost $40 to see the exhibit. Heck...that's more than the Met! Still, I was already here and I wanted to see it, so...



The tour begins with a video intro by Carson (played by Jim Carter).



Sets were recreated and gave a sense as if you were on set:



Seeing the costumes on the dummies seemed a bit eerie, as if the inhabitants of the show would be manifesting themselves at any moment.



An Evening Dress worn by Lady Edith: "A peach silk halter neck evening dress with change ant chiffon overlay and a decorated bodice of silver and clear glass bugle beads."



Besides the costumes there were the vintage accessories on display:



A detailed view of the watch and cufflinks:



Hungry? Can you imagine sitting at this gorgeous table for a sumptuous dinner?



Sorry vegans; the menu calls for Filet of Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.



A view of the luxurious bedroom of Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery):



One look at this costume and you immediately know that Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith), is the owner:



Clips of her famous quips were playing on a loop nearby:



There is a large assortment of props on display:



...and vintage details to pour over:



Was it worth $40? Probably not, unless you're a diehard fan of the show, especially with all of the other museum options in New York City. But yes...it was well mounted. You have until September 3 to catch it before it packs up!

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