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.
i once had a dress very similar to this one.(whatever happened to that dress?) Navy blue rayon cocktail dress with red piped ivory silk dupioni accents and rhinestone buttons, by Sans Souci NY, American,