Givenchy, Hubert de (designer). Paris, 1955. V&A collection. Available from http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O138326/evening-dress-and/
The stand-up collar of this silk velvet evening cloak probably designed by Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon) is formed by three rows of ruching which draws the malleable fabric into soft gathers around the neck. High backed, the collar curves gently down at the front where it fastens with a single hook and eye and its base is trimmed with plump, pink satin rose buds with three buds at the back and six smaller versions at the front. (Twentieth-century FASHION IN DETAIL)
England, ca.1915 Available from http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O14031/evening-cloak/
Thierry Mugler black cotton velvet and polymide nylon “Kiss of the Spiderwoman” gown, c. late 1980s. The polyamide sculpted collar is trimmed in the very same velvet which makes the body of this nearly backless dress with mermaid hem.
Paco Rabanne Haute Couture Shades of Rust Chain Mail Minidresswith Matching Collar, c. 1960s. Available from http://decadesinc.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html
Thierry Mugler mutli-color, undulating rainbow dress spring/summer 1990. Available from http://decadesinc.blogspot.com/search/label/Thierry%20Mugler