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DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: Is there anything more thrilling than a new frock? The magnificent outfits that are the show's other big stars

This outfit was made for Maggie Smith as Violet in Downton Abbey. The fabric was created by reproducing an Edwardian print onto silk. The design was based on a jacket from the era.

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The best quotes from Downton Abbey season 5

Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "I won't take sides, it's true, but I am anything but neutral."

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18 Quotes By The Dowager Countess That You Need To Start Using In Your Life

"I don't dislike him, I just don't like him. Which is quite different." -Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey

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Not from Downton Abbey specifically, but Maggie Smith is just an amazing and beautiful woman. I admire her o much.

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Downton Abbey -great lines: 'No puedes ser tan contradictoria, abuela' ' Soy una mujer, Mary, puedo ser tan contradictoria como me apetezca ser'

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Here are Dowager Countess's best quotes in Downton Abbey

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Maggie Smith's character had all the best one liners, and she is one of my favorite characters!

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