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.
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.
somniaromantica: “ Because sleeves can’t be too big :) Inspired by Art Nouveau fashion, adjusted to own design. Made of ivory lace, decoated with laces, trims and clasps, on the sleeve hems lots of pale beige nude vintage lace ^^ ”