Time and time again, Dame Maggie Smith has turned in one solid season after another as our dearest Dowager Countess Lady Violet on Downton Abbey. The strong female characters of the PBS show are multifaceted and flawed, and we see a little of ourselves
Best of 2016: Top 17 Artists Who Have Revitalized Embroidery
Illustrator and costume designer Ezgi Pamir takes a realistic approach to her hoop art and employs an eye-catching twist—she integrates real garments into her portraits. Here, her stitched woman wears a scarf that looks as though it’s wafting away in the breeze.