As a follow on to an earlier post, this item of loveliness is also trending due to the popularity of a TV series.
Anybody heard of Downton Abbey?
Hats are in.
Susannah Buxton, the former fashion designer for Downton, was nominated for an Emmy for costume design. The department is now run by her former assistant, Caroline McCall. According to Buxton, Downton Abbey clothes don’t strictly adhere to the period, but use the same aesthetic while trying to make Downton style attractive to modern audiences. She says it’s more a translation than historically accurate.
Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2012 show opened with the theme song of Downton Abbey. Models wore skinny plaid trousers and narrow cut blazers. Lauren’s spring show was more of a flouncy pastel affair suited to garden parties and formal dinners. And of course, where Mr Lauren leads, PoshPedlar follows.
The hat I offer here is more Lady Mary than Dowager Countess, it is absolutely gorgeous.
Vintage caramel straw, with a faded rose corsage and delicate net to finish. Top quality, super condition.
Perfect for that summer wedding with cream trouser suit, in fact any shade of pastel will do.
Each episode of Downton costs £1 million to make. You can buy PoshPedlar’s hat for a lot less here.