Allen Leech and Tuppence Middleton on the set of Downton Abbey: A New Era.
Photo: Ben Blackall/Focus Features
A big part of creating a period film or television series is the costumes, and Downton Abbey costume designer Anne Robbins has designed ‘into the hundreds’.
The final episode of a behind the scenes digital series on the set of the new film, hosted by British broadcaster Clara Amfo, focuses on the fashion, beauty, style and glamour of Downton Abbey: A New Era.
Speaking about her vision for the second film, Robbins says: “What I wanted to do in the second movie was to push the costume design towards the end of the decade and look at the emerging fashion of the 1930s and the trends that were soon to dominate the fashion world.”
“Julian’s script allowed us to also delve into completely different worlds that we hadn’t looked at before on Downton; a film crew, a silent film and the French Riviera. The cast and crew of the silent film contrasted nicely with the Crawley family, and we had some amazing new guest characters to costume. The film within the film was set in 1875, which meant a completely different look again, which was glorious,” she adds.
WATCH IT HERE:
In Downton Abbey: A New Era, now showing in cinemas. We follow the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
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