Lady Mary Crawley wears an elegant dress inspired by an original turn-of-the-century Spanish silk and chiffon evening dress. During series one, a shocking event takes place when Lady Mary is enamored by a dashing house guest, Kemal Pamuk, who joins the family for dinner. Despite resisting his advances, Pamuk seduces Mary only to die in her bed. To avert a scandal Mary asks her mother and her maid, Anna, to help move him back to his own bed but the incident nevertheless causes damage to her name and marriage prospects.
Neil Welch’s design incorporates Lady Mary’s striking garnet necklace, the gold decoration to her dress and elbow length gloves.