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  • The biggest thing with Downton Abbey is that it has attracted a wide ranging audience.

  • It's an international phenomenon as well and what we've done with this exhibit is that

  • we have connected it directly to the history of the City of Toronto and to the history

  • of this family and I think that people really like that connection with reality and with

  • what is real. I think that's the strongest point for this exhibit.

  • We also have costumes on display from our City collection because again there is really

  • a nice comparison between the fictional world of Downton and what really happened in the

  • City of Toronto.

  • I think that this exhibit would draw in a younger audience. Vintage fashion is really

  • kind of hip and cool and there is always an interest in kind of vintage shopping in Toronto

  • and that's a really good connection to make with the young people living here right now.

  • Nancy Reynolds, Museum Site Coordinator, Spadina Museum

  • So we have a wide selection of dresses from the show. So for instance we have a group

  • of working dresses. We also have comparison between daywear and eveningwear we have quite

  • a nice collection of those. We have a couple of the men's outfits.

  • It's really unique. It's the only chance that I'm probably going to get living in this area

  • to see this kind of show.

  • It's a really good entry into the history of the City of Toronto at this time. All of

  • the panels that we have draw comparisons between what the characters were wearing and what

  • people from this family and the City of Toronto that were sort of similar social standing

  • would have worn.

The biggest thing with Downton Abbey is that it has attracted a wide ranging audience.

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Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey at Spadina Museum

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    TK posted on 2019/04/23
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