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    • BBC

    The House of Eliott

    1994

    Costume seen on Stella Gonet as Beatrice Eliott

    • BBC Films

    Mrs. Dalloway

    1997

    Costume seen on Katie Carr as Elizabeth Dalloway

    • BBC

    The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death

    1998

    Costume seen on Eleanor Tremain as Dorothy Manners

    • ITV

    The Grand

    1998

    Costume seen on Susan Hampshire as Esme Harkness

    • WGBH
    • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

    Bertie and Elizabeth

    2002

    Costume seen on Juliet Aubrey as Elizabeth

    • ITV

    The Forsyte Saga: To Let

    2003

    Costume seen on Beatriz Batarda as Annette Forsyte

    • ITV

    Downton Abbey

    2012

    Costume seen on Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham

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About the Costume

This elegantly embroidered coat and matching scarf has quite a fascinating history. It was originally created for the TV series The House of Eliott in 1994, where Stella Gonet wore it as Beatrice Eliott. According to both Louise Macdonald (the milliner who made the hat for The House of Eliott) and Cosprop, the coat was actually created from an antique tablecloth from the 1920s!

The coat went on to be used again in 1997 in Mrs.Dalloway on Kate Carr as Elizabeth Dalloway, and then again in 1998 in The Mrs.Bradley Mysteries on Eleanor Tremain as Dorothy Manners. It was used a second time in 1998 in the TV Series The Grand, where it was actually worn as a dressing gown on Susan Hampshire as Esme Harkness. The coat was revived in 2002 in Bertie and Elizabeth, where Juliet Aubrey wore it as Elizabeth. The very next year, in 2003, it was used in The Forsyte Saga: To Let, where Beatriz Batarda wore it as Annette Forsyte. Finally, it was worn by Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, the Countess of Grantham, in the 2012 third season of Downton Abbey. Interestingly, the scarf that accompanies the jacket was used to trim her hat. 

The coat still belongs in the costume collection at Cosprop and has been embargoed from further use in any other productions. 

 

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About the Costume

This elegantly embroidered coat and matching scarf has quite a fascinating history. It was originally created for the TV series The House of Eliott in 1994, where Stella Gonet wore it as Beatrice Eliott. According to both Louise Macdonald (the milliner who made the hat for The House of Eliott) and Cosprop, the coat was actually created from an antique tablecloth from the 1920s!

The coat went on to be used again in 1997 in Mrs.Dalloway on Kate Carr as Elizabeth Dalloway, and then again in 1998 in The Mrs.Bradley Mysteries on Eleanor Tremain as Dorothy Manners. It was used a second time in 1998 in the TV Series The Grand, where it was actually worn as a dressing gown on Susan Hampshire as Esme Harkness. The coat was revived in 2002 in Bertie and Elizabeth, where Juliet Aubrey wore it as Elizabeth. The very next year, in 2003, it was used in The Forsyte Saga: To Let, where Beatriz Batarda wore it as Annette Forsyte. Finally, it was worn by Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, the Countess of Grantham, in the 2012 third season of Downton Abbey. Interestingly, the scarf that accompanies the jacket was used to trim her hat. 

The coat still belongs in the costume collection at Cosprop and has been embargoed from further use in any other productions. 

 

This elegantly embroidered coat and matching scarf has quite a fascinating history. It was originally created for the TV series The House of Eliott in 1994, where Stella Gonet wore it as Beatrice Eliott. According to both Louise Macdonald (the milliner who made the hat for The House of Eliott) and Cosprop, the coat was actually created from an antique tablecloth from the 1920s!

The coat went on to be used again in 1997 in Mrs.Dalloway on Kate Carr as Elizabeth Dalloway, and then again in 1998 in The Mrs.Bradley Mysteries on Eleanor Tremain as Dorothy Manners. It was used a second time in 1998 in the TV Series The Grand, where it was actually worn as a dressing gown on Susan Hampshire as Esme Harkness. The coat was revived in 2002 in Bertie and Elizabeth, where Juliet Aubrey wore it as Elizabeth. The very next year, in 2003, it was used in The Forsyte Saga: To Let, where Beatriz Batarda wore it as Annette Forsyte. Finally, it was worn by Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, the Countess of Grantham, in the 2012 third season of Downton Abbey. Interestingly, the scarf that accompanies the jacket was used to trim her hat. 

The coat still belongs in the costume collection at Cosprop and has been embargoed from further use in any other productions. 

 

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
Photos provided by:
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
  • Julia Spicer
  • justprosper
Costume Designer:
  • Joan Wadge

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