I Can't Decide Where I Would Wear My Vintage Feather Gown Owned by Yma Sumac

I wish I was a world-famous diva so I had a reason to wear multi-colored feather dresses like this one on the regular.

Sep 7, 2011 at 4:00pm | Leave a comment

I wish I was a world-famous diva so I had a reason to wear multi-colored feather dresses like this one on the regular. This one was owned by Yma Sumac, the "Peruvian Songbird," whose exotic persona and five-octave voice made her sort of an OG Mariah Carey.  For her birth month of September, you can bid on some of her elaborate 50s-era stage costumes on eBay, where they're being sold by the late star's one-time personal assistant.

You can follow the listings here, or simply enjoy a couple of unbelievable Yma performances below.

Do not laugh at YMA! She will not stand for it.