Moore Students Design Historic Garments for WHYY's farewell to "Downton Abbey"

  • img 2168
    Photo by Gail Gaines
  • downtons6 1
    Courtesy of Downtown Abbey
  • img 2154
  • img 2155
  • fullsizerender
  • img 2160
  • img 2173

Junior Fashion Design majors recently showcased design illustrations inspired by historic fashion at WHYY's "Farewell to Downton Abbey" event on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Over 300 people viewed student designs in the Moore College of Art & Design-hosted costume display. Downton Abbey, the beloved Masterpiece television series, recently came to an end after six seasons. WHYY-PBS aired the British historical period drama's final episode as part of the event, held at WHYY's studio in Philadelphia.

Students in faculty member Rosemarie McKelvey's class visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art early on to do research for their designs. Students researched historic costumes from the late 19th century, or the 1920s, to get inspiration for their fashion presentations that reimagined Downton Abbey styles for the 21st century.

Read an article about the WHYY event in the Courier-Post

Published on March 11th, 2016