‘Downton’ Fans Celebrate Premiere

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Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in an episode of Downton Abbey Season Three.

Bonus points if you get this quote: “I don’t love him, not like that!” What better excuse to get dressed up in 1920s garb than the Season 3 premiere of the cross-continental hit show, Downton Abbey? Salespeople at vintage clothing stores in New York have found themselves catering to customers aspiring to look like a member of the fictional Crowley family. One devoted Downton fan told the Daily News she’s prepping English desserts, like those the Crowley’s chef, Mrs. Patmore, would make, cucumber sandwiches and tea, and even concocting a “Lady Mary cocktail,” for her 10-person viewing party. (That quote was from Daisy. Duh.)