Anne, it is Mackie. Congratulations! The story is that it was made for Cher. I did not find a picture of her wearing it. I haven't ripped any seams, but I can feel horsehair (about 4" wide) inside. I haven't steamed it and it was crammed into my carry-on roller bag to bring it home. That was a 2-person job. It's resting in a living room chair until I can find a place to store it.