The black dress with the shawl collar has been done before, but this iteration is stunning. The fabric and the lines just make this dress--you can see the hand of a master at work in this vintage Christian Dior black cocktail dress.
Christian Dior Haute Couture, Autumn 1997 two piece suit of gray wool tweed. The jacket peplum is padded and references the jackets of Dior's New Look of Worn with a choker made of 35 rings of silver. From the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.