“Downton Abbey” World Premiere Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on September 10, 2019

It’s finally happening, kittens! Your favorite cast of aristocrats and servants are briefly back in your lives again. Savor it, Downton-philes. Also, put your judging pants on.


Allen Leech

Perfectly groomed and exquisitely fitted. Well done.




Elizabeth McGovern in Zac Posen

Hmm. We don’t think the color is all that great on her and the neckline is too broad and sits too low. The jewelry is stunning, but it kind of overwhelms the rest of the look. Her styling isn’t up to those rocks.




Hugh Bonneville

The beard’s a little ratty-looking, but the tux is perfect.




Kate Philipps in Mary Katrantzou

What a gorgeous dress. Simple but glamorous, retro but sci-fi, all at the same time. She’s perfectly suited to it.




Laura Carmichael in Monse

Umm… we’re gonna have to say no, girl. While the film gives her some 1920s lingerie time in which Lady Edith gets to sexy herself up, we think she might have taken that character turn a little to heart. Nothing wrong with a sexy dress, but that hem is awkward and the brooch is WAY too distracting and editorial for a red carpet.




Lesley Nicol

The dress is simple, but probably very much to her preferences. If we had one critique it would be to add a pretty, eye-catching necklace to bump it up a little.




Michelle Dockery in Galvan


Miss Michelle’s been around the block enough times to know that you do NOT slack off when you’re handed an international red carpet premiere moment. She looks spectacular.



Penelope Wilton

The clenched fists and facial expression tell us everything we need to know about how comfortable she in this venue, which means we are quietly backing away. Love you, Miss Penelope. Hope this wasn’t too stressful for you.




Phyllis Logan

No offense to the other senior ladies in the cast, but Phyllis is the only one who truly understood what to do here. We’re all for comfort and coverage for actresses who aren’t used to this level of self-promotion, but when you’ve got a venue this big with an audience this large, you should try to up your game just a little. Shoes aside, we don’t think she had to suffer much discomfort with this look and she’s completely covered and not remotely trendy. It’s simple, it’s stylish, and her hair, makeup and accessory game are flawless. This isn’t the be-all and end-all of mature woman style, but it’s the absolute best way for a woman who isn’t comfortable with the red carpet to hit it with confidence.




Raquel Cassidy

Another member of the household staff cast who understands that you should take this opportunity to glam yourself up a little. She’s practically unrecognizable from her character and she looks spectacular while maintaining a certain level of low-key elegance.




Sophie McShera in Safiyaa

We LOVE this dress on her but we don’t think the hair or makeup is quite up to it. And the lack of jewelry is a bit unfortunate.




Tuppence Middleton in Copurs

Gorgeous, but WHY IS NO ONE WEARING A NECKLACE? All these necklines begging for a little bling!







Keep your eyes peeled for our review later, darlings. Bottom line: it’s the epitome of fan service, which is exactly what it should be.


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