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  • Charlotte Rampling as Lady Spencer wearing a pearl choker in the 2008 film "The Duchess."
    • Pathé
    • BBC Films

    The Duchess

    2008

    Costume seen on Charlotte Rampling as Lady Spencer

  • Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham wearing a pearl choker in the 2011 series "Downton Abbey."
    • Carnival Film & Television
    • ITV

    Downton Abbey

    2011

    Costume seen on Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

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About the Costume

Jewelry is always interesting to find reused and recycled, because while certain styles and stones do go in and out of fashion over time, it is easier to use jewelry in a wide range of time periods and not have it look nearly so unauthentic as a piece of clothing might be. A necklace, like the example above, may be just as at home in a film taking place in the eighteenth century as it is in a period drama taking place in the twentieth century.

This pearl choker was worn originally by Charlotte Rampling as Lady Spencer in the 2008 film The Duchess. It later went on to make an appearance on Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in the 2011 second season of Downton Abbey.

About the Costume

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Have you ever watched a film and noticed a character walk by in a gown that you just know you’ve seen before? Recycled Movie Costumes is dedicated to documenting the life of a costume through its various appearances on film and television.

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About the Costume

Jewelry is always interesting to find reused and recycled, because while certain styles and stones do go in and out of fashion over time, it is easier to use jewelry in a wide range of time periods and not have it look nearly so unauthentic as a piece of clothing might be. A necklace, like the example above, may be just as at home in a film taking place in the eighteenth century as it is in a period drama taking place in the twentieth century.

This pearl choker was worn originally by Charlotte Rampling as Lady Spencer in the 2008 film The Duchess. It later went on to make an appearance on Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in the 2011 second season of Downton Abbey.

Jewelry is always interesting to find reused and recycled, because while certain styles and stones do go in and out of fashion over time, it is easier to use jewelry in a wide range of time periods and not have it look nearly so unauthentic as a piece of clothing might be. A necklace, like the example above, may be just as at home in a film taking place in the eighteenth century as it is in a period drama taking place in the twentieth century.

This pearl choker was worn originally by Charlotte Rampling as Lady Spencer in the 2008 film The Duchess. It later went on to make an appearance on Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in the 2011 second season of Downton Abbey.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Ignacio
Photos provided by:
  • Ignacio
Costume Designer:
  • Michael O’Connor

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