Some of the dresses Mary wear on the show remind me a bit of Antonio Marras, who’s had that influence for years. I’m not surprised at all that Downton’s fashion is sparking a trend for early 20th century garments. Besides watching the show for the story-lines my main reason is for the costumes! They are truly glorious. And I welcome a change in fashion like this, it would be nice to see designers/high street to be influenced in something else for a change. It kinda reminds me of when Marie Antoinette came out because so many designers put out collections based off of the sugary confection that is Sofia Coppola’s film.