I am not actually planning on making a peacock dress, I promise. I just keep finding interesting ones, and this is too cool not to share.
These are pictures of Mary Victoria Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedelston. Her husband was the viceroy of India, so she had a reason for the indian influence in this dress. This dress was from the house of Worth (so you already know it is going to be good), embroidered all over in gold peacock feather designs, and in the eye of each feather was a beetle wing. The blue-green beetle wings were so pretty and sparkly that people though her dress was covered in emeralds and sapphires. Isn't that a great story?
And this one I just thought was cool. Here she is in India, with her husband, and a tiger. Cool.