design: Downton Abbey’s sartorial nirvana

Downton Abbey is high-class underwritten clichéd claptrap (I thought the smug writer-producer mahvelling over his work in the BBC parody really was Julian Fellowes), but season 1 episode 5 achieves sartorial nirvana.  Lady Mary’s charcoal cutaway riding outfit, the men’s cream day suits, then at 0:41 housemaid Anna’s chevron-frilled linen coat and gray shirt blows the roof off.

chevron-frilled linen nirvana
C’mon baby, put some more clothes on!

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