This outfit was made for Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey. The fabric was created by reproducing an Edwardian print onto silk. The design was based on a jacket from the era.
Time and time again, Dame Maggie Smith has turned in one solid season after another as our dearest Dowager Countess Lady Violet on Downton Abbey. The strong female characters of the PBS show are multifaceted and flawed, and we see a little of ourselves