The period drama, Downton Abbey, was written by Julian Fellowes and has captivated audiences around the world. The series follows the lives of the Crawley family, headed by the 7th Earl of Grantham, and featuring some of the significant events of the early 20th century, such as the sinking of the Titanic and the First World War and how they impacted their lives.
The spectacular and rich clothing worn by the actors and actresses during the series was one of the many highlights for viewers. A team of costumiers recreated authentic styles of the era for the production and often acquired and adapted original vintage clothing for the characters to wear.
The Crawley family - the Earl and Countess of Grantham, two of their daughters, Lady Mary and Lady Edith, and the Earl’s second cousin, Lady Rose MacClare – has inspired Royal Doulton to create a limited edition figurine collection. In costumes worn during landmark moments of the series, each figurine has been modelled by Neil Welch and he has taken every care to replicate all the luxurious details of each outfit and stylish accessories such as jewellery, hats and handbags.