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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.
Valentino | S/S 2014 RTW. This resembles the era of the pre-Raphaelite movement in the 19th century. It pulls themes from the medieval period with dark colors and elaborate prints. The conservative neckline resembles the medieval period as well. 1/31/2016.
Dark Blue Taffeta Renaissance Dress, 16th Century Italy Eleonora of Toledo Ball Gown