Cape worn by Liz Taylor in "Cleopatra". Leather and gold ~ designed to look like wings of a Phoenix. Thin strips of gold leather,embellished with thousands of seed beads, bugle beads and bead-anchored sequins.
Cleopatra on stage/film/tv would be incredible. Women in history is a great fascination of mine - Leonor Varela inspired my immensely when I watched this film/tv series for the first time! Cleopatra (tv series with Leonor Varela as Cleopatra