The popular PBS show Downton Abbey is in its third season and it starts with a bang: the wedding of Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley.
Lady Edith also dons a wedding dress this season. The period drama set in 1920s Britain is catching on this side of the pond and, along with the many twisting plot lines, we’re also captivated by the fashion.
Vintage bridal gowns are more popular than ever and many designers are taking inspiration from 1920’s fashions, like those featured in Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey costume designer Caroline McCall spent eight weeks conceptualizing and creating the perfect gown for Lady Mary: a long-sleeved lace dress fitted with tiny Swarovski crystals and rice pearls that would ultimately become the series' most expensive costume to date.