Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Bill Memorial Library and the Avery-Copp House Present
Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change
Presented by Susan Jerome, Collections Manager of the Historic Textile and Costume Collection, University of Rhode Island
This program explores the social, political, and technological changes that influence the fashion choices within each season of the popular show.
Saturday, April 25, 4 PM at the Bill Memorial Library
240 Monument Street, Groton, CT
This program is free. Registration is appreciated.
For more information or to register, call:
Bill Memorial Library 860-445-0392;
or Avery-Copp House 860-445-1637
Downton Abbey is a television phenomenon, watched by fans throughout the UK and the USA. Like other British costume dramas, the costumes are presented with attention given to meticulous detail.
This program explores the many changes that occurred throughout the time period depicted in Downton Abbey and how these changes influenced fashion. The social, technological, and political changes of the early twentieth century were reflected in the notable evolution of women’s and men’s clothing. This PowerPoint presentation will look back at what was fashionable – real or otherwise. We will look at some of the influential designers and other persons involved in the years of the first five seasons.