One of the most spectacular costumes worn by Ellen Terry, the queen of the Victorian and Edwardian stage, has gone back on display at Smallhythe Place, in Kent. Ellen Terry, Costumes, Lady Macbeth, Green, Beetles Wings, Dresses, Medieval Gown, Medieval Dress, Actresses
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The Archaeology of a Dress. A dress decorated with 1,000 real beetle wings is set to go back on display following 1,300 hours of conservation work. A stage costume worn by Ellen Terry, one of the most celebrated and glamorous actresses of the Victorian age. The emerald and sea green gown, covered with the iridescent wings of the jewel beetle (which they shed naturally), was worn by Ellen when she thrilled audiences with her portrayal of Lady Macbeth at London's Lyceum Theater in 1888.
Link is broken, I'll look up the citation when there is time. If anyone does it before I change this please drop me a note in the comments. Thanks! A stage costume #gown worn by Ellen Terry. It was made of fine crochet, and was decorated with the iridescent wings of the Jewel Beetle.
Costume from the film " Ever After". This was worn by Cinderella's step mother.