All Hail “Downton Abbey!”

Lookonline’s entertainment editor Diane Clehane examines the phenomenon that is “Downton Abbey” and examines why the PBS Masterpiece drama whose second season premieres this Sunday is the year’s most stylish show. Created and written by Oscar winner Julian Fellowes, “Downton” is filled with gorgeous Edwardian era costumes by Susannah Buxton whose meticulous attention to detail makes every episode a fashionista’s dream. But the award winning series is much more than a lavish costume period piece, it’s the most compulsively watchable drama to come along in years (So long, “Mad Men”) with unforgettable characters and a winning blend of wit, plot twists and star crossed romance. For Diane’s take on why “Downton” is required Sunday night viewing and a sneak peak at season two, read this week’s installment of:

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Diane Clehane

Diane Clehane is a leading authority on celebrity and royalty who has written for Vanity Fair, People, and many other national outlets. She is a New York Times best-selling author of five books, including Diana: The Secrets of Her Style and Imagining Diana. She appears regularly on CNN.

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