Step back to the Gilded Age with St. Augustine's Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

Downton Abbey fans who were fascinated by the lives of the 7th Earl of Grantham, his family and staff will be pleased to know that there is still time to see “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” in the United States. Quite fittingly, it is in St. Augustine, a city that epitomizes Gilded Age splendor. The exhibit features 36 of the series’ costumes and accessories, from servant’s uniforms to elaborate gowns. The exhibition began in February 2017, at the Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The final showing runs through January 7, 2018 in St. Augustine.

Linda Fasteson

Linda Fasteson is an award-winning food and travel writer whose favorite travel souvenirs are foods and wines shared with friends and family. Her cultural and culinary adventures have taken her down through the cobwebs of medieval passageways to little-known wine cellars and up to palatial alpine banquets. She shops local markets, travels country roads, and goes behind the scenes with food produce...(Read More)

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