Bronx-born Ralph Lifshitz, (if you asked Downton Abbey star and reincarnation traveler Shirley Maclaine) , probably did do some quality time in the U.K. in a former life. How else to explain his decades-long mastery of upper class Brit style? His modern take on it all is so perfect, young Royals embrace it as well. It’s fitting then, that RL is the major corporate sponsor for Season 3 of Downton Abbey. Here, his sold-out 2012 Fall Collection channels Masterpiece Theater, runway style. Landlordrocknyc’s favorite look? The leopard-printed furs mixed with tweeds and menswear pieces.
No geezerish, pastel polyester or Eileen Fisher tunics for Shirley Maclaine and Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey. It’s Downton Dowager Glamour all the way– with Edwardian fur, ornamentation and lots of black jet.