‘Downton Abbey’ Announces Clothing Line

Wed, May 1, 2013 3:39pm EST by 4 Comments
Downton Abbey Clothing Line
Courtesy of Lifetime

Now this is how you dress for dinner. Get ready to get glam just like your favorites ladies on the period drama.

Break out the lace gloves and your favorite strand of pearls! We’re sure the Dowager Countess would certainly approve of this news. NBC, (the company, who owns Carnival Films, the show’s production company), announced that they plan on releasing a Downton Abbey clothing line inspired by the exquisite costumes from the show.

‘Downton Abbey’ Clothing Line:

“It’s very rare for a British drama to have this much retail potential and merchandising value,” executive producer Gareth Neame said. He told CNBC to expect “an entire range of products… from fashion, apparel and homeware and furniture to wallpapers, beauty products and stationary.”

While we can’t get enough of the lovely outfits the Lords and Ladies of Grantham debut for their daily dinner parties, not many people in 2013 get this dressed up just to eat their dinner every night. Imagine your date greeting you in tails and a top hat?

Downton isn’t the first show to venture into retail. In fact, Mad Men has an ongoing collaboration with Banana Republic which produces a capsule collection inspired by the show. Most recently, Brooks Brothers announced that they’ll be designing a collection inspired by the highly anticipated film The Great Gatsby.

What do you think about the launch of a Downton Abbey clothing line? Personally, it reminds me of the American Girl clothing — and I can’t wait to see it once it launches!

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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groyofro007

Posted at 12:16 PM on May 28, 2013  

If they ever want screen printed apparel or promo products hit us up at HollywoodScreenPrinting.com!

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Shannon Miles

Posted at 3:41 AM on May 19, 2013  

Actually this photo is of the ladies of the family visiting Lady Mary on the morning of her wedding. These are the wedding parties’ clothing photos. Dining clothing in the show are much more elaborate. This is day wear from Season 3.

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LadyK

Posted at 10:53 AM on May 3, 2013  

Actually, this is NOT how one would dress for dinner at all. In the early part of the 19-teens, the dinner dress would have been more bare shoulders and dark colors. I hope they have some of those styles!

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THE ANCIENT LIBRARIAN

Posted at 6:03 PM on May 1, 2013  

This is the first I’ve heard about it, but excited!

Where can I purchase the line?

NAMASTE’

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