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still-cream-clothes-galleryDownton Abbey is done and I imagine many fans are feeling the void. Well, there is a little something to ease life post DA.

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times is a costume exhibit now running at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago. Featuring 30 original costumes from the popular PBS series, this exhibit explores how fashions evolved from 1912 to the 1920s. Covering men and women, upstairs and downstairs, Dressing Downton makes connections and explains how world events impacted fashion.

It seems The Driehaus Museum, a mansion built in 1879 for Chicago banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson, is the perfect setting for a DA exhibit. Restored in 2003 by businessman and philanthropist Richard Driehaus, the interior is decorated with period furniture, artworks, stained glass and other select pieces from the Driehaus extensive collection.

Driehaus Museum.

Driehaus Museum.

If you’re in Chicago or are planning a visit this exhibit runs through May 29th and is worth a peek. If Chicago is not on your itinerary, click on the link above for a virtual tour.

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