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Michelle Dockery’s fabulous new TV wardrobe

Michelle Dockery wears catwalk worthy ready to wear looks on her new TV show.

Michelle Dockery’s look in Good Behavior will have no crossovers with her Downton Abbey wardrobe.

English actress Michelle became a global star after being cast as Lady Mary Crawley in the smash hit period drama, which came to an end in 2015 after five years on air.

Both during and after Downton, Michelle has starred in variety of roles, but it’s her latest TV project that really has people talking. In Good Behavior, Michelle plays thief Letty who gets herself involved in a murder plot.

“We definitely were aware and made strides and efforts to create a look that was definitely not anywhere near (Downton)," the show’s costume designer Alonzo Wilson told Instyle.com. "Michelle mentioned it once early on, too, and I already didn't have any intention of making anything similar at all, but I did have to be aware of things that had the same style. We really did work hard on that."

Downton may have been set more than 100 years ago, but Michelle’s elegant costumes were a hit with fans.

And while the 34-year-old gets to wear more modern looks in her new show, the wardrobe pieces are just as jaw dropping.

“Overall the costumes were character- and story-driven, but keeping in mind that Letty has an expensive taste," Alonzo smiled. "That expensive taste led us to a more stylised and more fashion-forward look for the show. I wanted her to steal things that were current, so the audience would see it and say, 'I'd love to get that,' and then they could actually get it.

“It made sense that she would steal something that was ready-to-wear as opposed to anything couture that we made. It allows the show to present something to the audience that is attainable."

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