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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

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A selection of actresses who have portrayed Marie Antoinette in film:

Norma Shearer (Marie Antoinette, 1938)

Kirsten Dunst (Marie Antoinette, 2006)

Ute Lemper (L’Autrichienne, 1990)

Christine Böhm (Lady Oscar, 1979)

Charlotte de Turckheim (Jefferson in Paris, 1995)

Raphaëlle Agogué (Louis XVI: l’homme qui ne voulait pas être roi, 2011)

Diane Kruger (Farewell My Queen, 2012)

Jane Seymour (La Revolution Francaise, 1989)

Karinne Vanasse (Marie Antoinette: La Veritable Histoire, 2006)

Joely Richardson (The Affair of the Necklace, 2001)

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