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Nothing gets us tingling with excitement quite like seeing the cast of Downton Abbey in modern day garb. While we do get a little awestruck when Lady Mary is not wearing an opulent, drop-waist down and long opera gloves or Lady Edith looks sexy enough to court Matthew in an embellished mini, it’s kind of amazing to see the post-Edwardian female characters flashing more skin than their husbands-to-be would see prior to their wedding night.
Before we go any further, let’s just acknowledge that Marion Cotillard had the best look of the night. Draped in a scarlet Dior (surprise!) dress custom designed for her by Raf Simons, the Dark Knight Rises star managed to look modern, natural, and drop-dead gorgeous in one sleek fell swoop. But that isn’t to say she wasn’t given a run for her money on the evening’s red carpet.
While most of the red carpet action last night was admittedly up at the NYC Ballet Fall Gala (aka Valentino heaven), elsewhere around the globe other fashionable folk stepped out to strike a pose and sip some champagne. But who looked best doing it?
Our obsession with Downton Abbey shows no sign of abating — we’re currently rewatching it on Hulu Plus — which is why we love that Michelle Dockery, aka Lady Mary, sat down with Harper’s Bazaar for an interview in the September issue, and she dishes on why the series is so popular, as well as her personal style.