Moths spin cocoons while butterflies create a naked chrysalis. The cocoon is a more sheltered, outer covering. This can often indicate a need to be more sheltered in our creative transforming activities.
Moth coat by prop maker/art director Rhea Thierstein. Made for Tim Walker shoot "The Origin of Monsters" for Love magazine. Can imagine lifting the arms and delicate ripples of thin crushed velvet pour down behind as the wings open.