Cape worn by Liz Taylor in "Cleopatra". Leather and gold ~ designed to look like wings of a Phoenix. Thin strips of gold leather,embellished with thousands of seed beads, bugle beads and bead-anchored sequins.
Laetitia Casta in Christian Dior Couture at the Cannes Film Festival. Cloak, cape with gold feathers. (have a character that favors bird & feather motifs; this might work for her, but with feathers going all the way up?