Downton Abbey Makes Chicago Debut

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Celebrate the sixth and final season of the beloved period drama Downton Abbey®, at Chicago’s Own American Palace, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. On view from February 9th through May 8th, 2016, Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times features more than 35 costumes from the popular British television series Downton Abbey. The award-winning costumes are produced by renowned London costume house Cosprop Ltd. Many use original fabrics and embellishments from the early 20th century, while others are re-created from old photographs, paintings, patterns, and magazine pictures. The exhibition offers an immersive new perspective on the show’s most memorable characters, both upstairs and down, while chronicling the great changes taking place in Britain during the tumultuous early 20th century. Due to the anticipated popularity of the exhibition, Driehaus Museum visitors will be required to purchase advance tickets online or by phone. Tickets will be available for purchase at or by calling 312-482-8933, ext. 21. Self-guided admission, an audio tour, and an exhibition guide are included in the price of general admission to Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is located at 40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611. For more information, call 312-482-8933 or visit

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