Thursday, May 7, 2009

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I'm NOT Crazy! - Examples of Incredible Feather Gowns



Holy Mackerel! Look what I found wandering the interwebs! This is an Yves Saint Laurent gown made of pheasant and vulture (vulture!?) feathers. It's GORGEOUS!! I don't have access to vultures, but perhaps a variety of feathers wouldn't be a bad idea?

Oh it gets better, or just as good. Here is a pre-Colombian parrot feather robe, currently on display at the Art & History Museum in Brussels, Belgium. The Incans wore elaborate feather capes and robes, and this is a gorgeous example of the stacked-feather method I plan to use.

Another absolutely stunning, and apparently ghastly expensive, full-skirted gown covered in peacock feathers. Apparently this dress, with a very long train, is made with 2009 peacock feathers, and took the factory workers in China 40 days to sew it. It's worth well over $2 million.

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2 comments:

  1. Well you are still crazy but i love you to bits anyhow. Excitement!!!

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  2. Ooooh...have you seen Hawaiian feather cloaks? They are amazing! Here is the one Chief Kalani'opu'u gave to Captain Cook on his first visit to Hawaii. http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=230439&term=feather+cloaks

    Queen Lili'u'okalani was also famous for wearing a blue velvet dress with a train of peacock feathers

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