Beaded velvet mantle, Plush royal blue velvet is the ground for the sparkling, iridescent beading. It is open and shorter in back to allow room for the centaur-shaped skirts from the final bustle period
Cranberry Wool and Ivory Soutache Cape with Fushia Silk lining. The soutache makes a lovely heart pattern and so does the collar. I sold my lovely cape, and I do believe it resides in a museum in Texas now.