Dame Maggie Smith played Professor Minerva McGonagall in 8 "Harry Potter" movies and Lady Violet Crosby in six seasons on "Downton Abbey", all the while suffering from breast cancer. Just like the characters she brought to life, she is one tough lady.
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.