NORMA SHEARER MARIE ANTOINETTE LACE CAPE
A lace cape worn by Norma Shearer as the title character in her Academy Award nominated role in Marie Antoinette (MGM, 1938). The lace has a floral and foliate pattern and is embellished with hand sewn artificial pearls and scattered celluloid sequins of varying sizes with scalloped edges. The cape is worn by the newlywed Marie Antoinette during the ceremonial blessing of the bed. Costume design by Adrian.
Center Back length, 75 inches; Bottom width, approximately 313 inche