If you’ve picked up the latest issue of Grazia (out today!), you’ll have seen the Downton Abbey ladies looking raunchier than ever for LOVE magazine.
Katie Grand, editor-in-chief, has given ITV’s smash hit her seal of approval by putting the corset crew on the cover and so it’s official: this trio are about to become fashion’s next top darlings.
Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil) have been shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in a variety of dramatic ensembles styled by Katie – ranging from new season Alexander McQueen to vintage Vivienne Westwood.
‘I really wasn’t interested in Downton Abbey at all,’ Katie told us. ‘But around September last year Marc Jacobs kept saying I’d love it and that I had to watch it. So I tried watching the Christmas special and couldn’t get into it. But then I was ill in January and started at the beginning and became addicted. I’ve now watched it three times over!’
LOVE 8 'A Costume Drama' Autumn/Winter 2012 goes on sale 30 July www.thelovemagazine.co.uk