The Ladies of "Downton Abbey" Wear Glittering 1920s Gowns to the Red Carpet Premiere

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"Downton Abbey: A New Era" hosted its world premiere at London's Cineworld Leicester Square on 25 April, and the movie's leading stars dressed in their finest 1920s-inspired gowns. Lady Mary (played by Michelle Dockery) and Myrna Dalgleish (played by Laura Haddock) were among the best dressed, wearing sparkling, sheer-caped designer gowns.

It was easy to see how the ladies of "Downton Abbey" took inspiration from 1920s fashion for their red carpet outfits. The style of the 1920s is often defined by the sparkling, sheer gowns worn by flappers and partygoers in "The Great Gatsby". For the "Downton Abbey: A New Era" world premiere, stars wore sparkling and sheer gowns in colours of champagne, gold, silver, gray, and black velvet. Expect lots of diamanté details, feathers, silk and satin fabrics, sumptuous black velvet, and oversize bow details. In addition to Haddock and Dockery, we also loved the multitextured Azzi & Osta gown worn by Elizabeth McGovern (who plays Cora Crawley).

Keep reading for the best-dressed stars at the "Downton Abbey: A New Era" red carpet.

Michelle Dockery at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Michelle Dockery at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Dockery wore a champagne-coloured glittering gown by Jenny Packham.

Michelle Dockery at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Michelle Dockery at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Laura Haddock at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Laura Haddock at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Haddock wore a light grey caped gown by Miu Miu with Tasaki perals and Jimmy Choo heels.

Laura Haddock at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Laura Haddock at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Elizabeth McGovern at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Elizabeth McGovern at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

McGovern wore a black velvet gown with a gold lamé bodice and bow detail by Azzi & Osta.

Elizabeth McGovern at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Elizabeth McGovern at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Laura Carmichael at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Laura Carmichael at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Carmichael wore a light pink dress with bow detail by Giambattista Valli.

Rocío Osorno at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Rocío Osorno at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Osorno wore a light pink dress with bow detail by her own brand.

Tuppence Middleton at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Tuppence Middleton at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Middleton wore a black dress with diamond detailed straps by Valentino.

Claire Danes at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Claire Danes at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

Sophie McShera at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era
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Sophie McShera at the Red Carpet Premiere of Downton Abbey: A New Era

McShera wore a silver co-ordinated set.