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  • Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Ramsay wearing a purple embroidered dress in the 1983 film "To the Lighthouse."
    • BBC

    To the Lighthouse

    1983

    Costume seen on Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Ramsay

  • Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley wearing a purple embroidered dress in the 2010 series "Downton Abbey."
    • ITV

    Downton Abbey

    2010

    Costume seen on Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley

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This lovely purple gown was first seen in the 1983 production To the Lighthouse, where Rosemary Harris wore it as Mrs. Ramsay. A painting featuring her in the dress also appeared in the production as well. The gown was used again on Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey in 2010. 

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About the Costume

This lovely purple gown was first seen in the 1983 production To the Lighthouse, where Rosemary Harris wore it as Mrs. Ramsay. A painting featuring her in the dress also appeared in the production as well. The gown was used again on Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey in 2010. 

This lovely purple gown was first seen in the 1983 production To the Lighthouse, where Rosemary Harris wore it as Mrs. Ramsay. A painting featuring her in the dress also appeared in the production as well. The gown was used again on Jessica Brown Findlay as Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey in 2010. 

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