Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Capes were common in medieval Europe, especially when combined with a hood in the chaperon, and have had periodic returns to fashion, for example, in nineteenth-century Europe. In the Victorian age, capes and wraps, sometimes embroidered or with paisley motifs for women, were alternated with black, fur-lined capes for men. From 1910, the cape began to come into its moment. Paul Poiret was definitely one of the first tailors responsible for the transformation of the cape, playing with its shape in various forms. Actually when I found this cape I immediately thought .. little red riding hood.

CLOSET CASTLE di Annapaola Brancia d'Apricena

Renewed findings from the coffer of a castle
Dal baule di un castello ritrovamenti e riadattamenti

Mantellina tirolese anni '70
70's tirol cape

Lanvin organdy cape 1935
Photo Horst P. Horst

photo: Frank Horvat

Schiapparelli 1935

Madame Grès 1946


Mary Jane Russel, Suzy Parker and Carmen Dell'Orefice 1956

Ungaro 1965

Vanessa Redgrave 1971

Kim Basinger-L.A. Confidential 1997

                         Chanel n.5 1998 by Luc Besson

Related Article:http://www.scostumista.com/2013/11/capes-on-stages.html

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