Maggie Smith portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham Violet in the British tv series "Downton Abby"
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Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith, DBE, is an English film, stage and television actress. She has had an extensive career both on screen and in live theatre, and is known as one of Britain's preeminent actors.
This would be a great dress for the mother-in-law at a wedding. The Dowager Countess, Lady Grantham. I absolutely LOVE everything about her outfit.
DOWNTOWN ABBEY Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham 2010 to present.
Downton Abbey season 1 costume: these costumes from the first season of the TV show were reflected from the popular dress styles during the Edwardian period
Downton Abbey Season 2 Mary's dress was made for her. Edith's was hired — it was previously used in the Merchant-Ivory production of Room With A View — and Sybil's is an original Edwardian summer dress. Costume design by Susanna Buxton.
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Lady Sybil, Lady Mary, and Lady Edith all wore their afternoon whites like true sisters, matching yet simultaneously playing up their signature styles.
Did you see the Season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey? Lady Mary's wedding dress was stunning, and true-to-period for the Edwardian Spoiler Alert! If you click-though this link you will also get to see Lady Edith's wedding gown (from later in the season).
This outfit was made for Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. The fabric was created by reproducing an Edwardian print onto silk. The design was based on a jacket from the era.