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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.

Rear view of Cleopatra's Phoenix Cape (1963). In 2012 it was auctioned for $59,375. From the auction site's description: "Crafted to resemble the wings of a Phoenix, ornate piece is made of very thin panels of gold-painted leather adorned with hand-stitched gold bugle beads, seed beads, and bead-anchored sequins, visible areas of mesh lining offset each beaded panel, two hidden hook-and-eye closures sewn along the front. Cape's Wingspan: 124" with 62" from the center seam to each tip."

whimsy-cat: “The Elizabeth Taylor Ceremonial Cape from Cleopatra is an ornately designed piece made of thin panels of gold-painted leather adorned with hand-stitched gold bugle beads, seed beads and bead-anchored sequins.” From the 1963 film.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra (1963). That infamous gold cape fetched 59K at Heritage Auctions. Wings of a Phoenixand was crafted using thin panels of gold-painted leather set with hand-stitched gold beads and sequins.

Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra cape sold at auction - Elizabeth Taylor - Zimbio

Love this vintage costume

A butterfly hostess gown of sapphire blue with brilliants and crystals and a silver turban worn by actress Evelyn Brent - 1920

oakcat: Yulia Yanina - Couture - Fall-winter 2013-2014 at KG Details in Fashion

Yulia Yanina Couture Wings & Feathers Style Shawl Fantasy Fashion This, but over a black base. Could be warm and unique!

Costume by Katie Garden, Wimbledon Costume Design student.

BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Costume Design - Katie Garden, Wimbledon College of Arts - University of the Arts London

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