Saturday, January 1, 2011
Is there anything nicer than curling up with a costume drama? I don't think so. I've spent several blissful escapist evenings over the holidays absorbed in Downton Abbey, written by the masterly Julian Fellowes and starring, among others, the untouchable genius that is Maggie Smith.
One of the other stars is the wardrobe, which has seen spreads in Vanity Fair and Vogue. Oh to don a riding habit like Lady Mary Crawley and gallop off to tell someone off - like Jane Austen's Emma, pre-self realisation, I swear Mary, played by one-to-watch Michelle Dockery, is just as good at dressing people down who displease her, as she is at dressing up. Anyway, I rather fancy myself in one of her Edwardian dinner dresses, don't you?
Posted by Mrs Press at 4:08 PM