I was thinking of having a Downton Abbey themed week ever since I first launched Pastiche.today, and today it is finally here with an early Friday start. This brilliant British period drama about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era has captured my heart. The storyline in all 6 seasons of Downton Abbey is great, the acting is phenomenal and, of course, the fashion... Oh, the fashion! The Crawley sisters' outfits are utterly gorgeous, interesting to look at and are quite historically accurate (although my favourite blogging ladies from Frock Flicks write about it in more detail).
Today I am sharing my pastiche of 20s' era daytime attire inspired by the ladies in Downton Abbey and adapted for 2016. I am particularly excited about the cloche hat that my husband bought for me at the Michael Arenella's 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party in June. I wore the hat with this beautiful light print dress by Walter Baker (his designs are always so amazing!), my all-time favourite Louis Vuitton bag and the most comfortable heels of the summer, Slithur shoes by Steve Madden.
The outfit turned out to be very modern and classy, but with a very distinguishable 20s twist. I never thought I would say this, but I think every woman should have at least one cloche hat. I am looking forward to getting a warm wool one for winter as well :)
The pictures were taken by my friend Julia at the MET museum. I specifically wanted photos for my 20s look to be taken with these insanely beautiful ART DECO stained glass windows exhibited in the museum. We also took photographs on 5th Avenue.