Downton Abbey goes to the disco. That was the extremely pleasurable distillation of Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s influences for their Fall Winter show, which was inspired by the hit TV show’s costume and set designs, with streaks of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album throughout.
The result, as ever, was beautiful: silver and flowers, glitter and feathers, luxurious lounge pants, and stunningly cut evening gowns with metallic finishes. There were brown trenches with soft grey collars, pleated dresses with geometric design; sleeves, puffing out grandly; blazers with crisp, high-collared shirts, fitted-then-flaring Cinderella frocks, and the kind of dramatic, shimmering evening-wear that would look mighty fine alongside Dame Maggie Smith saying something mean at dinner.
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