Month: March 2016

Going Out in Style

Downton Abbey, the cultural juggernaut that had fans proclaiming one another “a total Mary” (a compliment, depending) or “such a Barrow” (an insult, always), has begun its sixth and final season. Taking its characters from the Edwardian era through the Roaring Twenties, the show bloomed with the accompanying fashion evolutions and revolutions. From corsets with …

Doubles 40th Anniversary

“Perhaps one of the reasons Doubles is still here 40 years later,” explains Wendy Carduner, proprietor of the private club in question, “is because each successive generation feels a connection to a place where they have been coming since they were two years old.” While celebrating an anniversary, especially one as important as a 40th, …

Reviving the Glamour of the Past

This being the Fashion Issue, here’s the most fashionable thing English elites did throughout the cold, dreary months of January and February past: watch the BBC’s version of War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy’s epic, televised over six Sunday evenings, proving yet again that the elegant past (Downton Abbey), and the even more elegant farther past …