downton abbey's michelle dockery at the changing faces gala

Michelle's scored serious style points in her elegant navy and black brocade frock


Michelle Dockery continued her elegant style reign at the Changing Faces Gala last night in this sparkly Fifties-style fdress.

The 32-year-old Downton Abbey star's chic navy and black brocade frock was very Lady Mary-on-a-night-out, with its full midi skirt and flattering high neckline.

A gold metallic belt made the perfect waist-pincher for Michelle's pretty retro frock, while pointed nude court shoes, dainty gold spiral earrings and minimal make-up were all it took to complete her glamorous gala look.

Unlike the class divide on-screen, the London bash saw the cast of both staff and the Crawley family partying together. Joining Michelle at the bash was co-star Lily James, who looked striking in a vintage-style red floor-length dress, Allen Leech and the gorgeous Sophie McShera.

Filming on Series 5 Downton Abbey started earlier this year, but isn't scheduled to return to ITV until the autumn. Richard E Grant, Rade Serbedzija and Anna Chancellor will all be joining the cast.

By Robyn Munson

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