Renaissance Wine Velvet Fantasy Gown (romanticthreads.com) This dress from the renaissance period caught my eye, the deep wine red colour is so beautiful and contrasts well against the detailed embroidery. This shouts class and elegance. Very beautiful, intricate garment.
Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.