“Ralph Lauren, a designer who has perfected the art of classic lines in American sportswear took on British period drama with a cult following, “Downton Abbey” for his F/W 2012 collection. Lauren certainly gave Downton Abbey’s costume designer, Susannah Buxton, otherwise known as the “sculptress-in-cloth”, a run for her schillings. To the delight of many, his inspiration was not limited to the regal ladies of Downton, but rather the dignified gentleman as well. The dynamic collection featured pieces for every fanciful occasion one might encounter as part of the early 1900′s aristocracy, be it hunting on the English countryside or a dazzling evening affair at the estate.
There collection boasted a bevy of frocks fit for every woman of Downton, which seemed to have taken into consideration the disimilarities in style between between Lord Grantham’s three daughters. Take Lady Sybil for example, the young and most non-conformist of the daughters who is most intuitive to the changing times and more embracing of modern style. The androgynous, more robust looks would no doubt call out to her. For the most fashionable sister, whose look always exhibits classic refinement, the elegant silk gowns with ornate details would definitely strike Lady Mary’s fancy. And for Lady Edith, well, she’s always a mixed bag……..“
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1. “Did I Make the Most of Loving You” (From Downton Abbey Original Music From The Television Series) by Mary-Jess
2. “Eleanor Rigby” (Strings Only) by The Beatles
3. “I Will Follow You (Kevin Fleming remix)” by Abel Korzeniowski, W.E. (Music from the Motion Picture)
4.”Elsinore” by Sean Lennon
5. “Dance for Me Wallis” by Abel Korzeniowski, W.E. (Music from the Motion Picture)
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Ralph Lauren is one of the world’s most popular American fashion designers and brands. After college, Lauren enrolled in the army. Upon leaving in 1967, he opened a necktie store with the financial backing of Norman Hilton under the label, Polo later buying the name...Read more >>