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Sneak a Peek at the Downton Abbey Costumes Coming to Winterthur

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Lady Sybil's harem pants—plus 39 other costumes straight from the set of Downton Abbey—are coming to Winterthur, a private estate-turned-museum in Wilmington, Delaware.

Picture Lady Edith's wedding gown and Lady Mary's engagement dress situated amidst personal effects from the du Ponts, the wealthy family (the American version of the Crawleys, perhaps?) who owned and occupied the 175-room Winterthur estate in the first half of the 20th century. On loan from Cosprop, the costumier behind period movies like Titanic, Lincoln, Marie Antoinette, and The Great Gatsby, the historically-inspired costumes will have a home at Winterthur for ten months.

To give you an idea of what to expect when Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition opens to public on March 1, Winterthur has given us a sneak peek at the goods.

· Costumes of Downton Abbey [Winterthur Museum]