Monday, 29 August 2011

The Wardrobe of Yma Sumac

 














Yma Sumac September 1922 - November 2008

The wardrobe of Peruvian musical legend Yma Sumac is slowly being sold on eBay, and going for ridiculously cheap prices - beautiful satin opera coats, feather trimmed dresses, fur trimmed jackets with matching turbans, monogrammed garments and more - all museum quality pieces that seem to be selling for under the $500 mark. For sale this week are an incredible Inca costume dress, similar to the one in the above photo; the suit she wore for her American citizenship ceremony, and some of her collection of aprons, which she apparently slung on when guests arrived unexpectedly, taking credit for her maid's cooking!

Have a look here