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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Susannah Buxton: Downton Abbey Costume Designer, V&A Talk

Yesterday evening I attended a member's talk at the V&A Museum, London. Here are my notes from the insightful lecture:


It was great to hear such an experienced and knowledgeable designer discuss her creative process, and to learn where she gets her inspiration from. The talk also referenced a collection of clothes donated to the museum, that originally belonged to Heather Firbank in the 1910s/20s. Her clothes, as well as her biography, have many similarities with those of the fictional Mary Crawley and clearly conveyed the idea of how life events dictate what we wear. I'm looking forward to the book soon to be published, documenting her massive collection of clothes and accessories.

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