Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Interesting 1850's Evening Dress

At first glance, I was totally awestruck by this dress. It was so absolutely beautiful! All that delicate detailing; and it is not embroidery. Here is the link to the museum it is in. Zoom in and look at how iridescent it is; the design is blue-green.
So now it begs the question: what in the world is that? Scroll down for the answer.

Beetle wings. Yep. Someone had the guts to do that. I think I would, if it turned out as lovely as that!

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