A feat of Indian craftsmanship and British colonial pageantry, the "peacock dress" was worn by Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, to the 1903 Delhi Durbar commemorating King Edward VII's ascension to the British throne. Today, we learn why it is still celebrated as as one of the most beautiful and masterfully constructed gowns in the history of fashion.
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