Steeped in romantic appeal, the cape has been a constant in fashion history over time and across cultures. As protection from rain and cold and as the flourishing garment of fairy tales and high fashion, the simple shape of the cape takes a surprising transformation based on the selection of fabric and decoration. From ornate Victorian capes to the dramatic geometric shapes recently shown on the runway, this exhibition explores the wide range of styles of this dashing and practical garment.
Pauline Trigere, French (1909 – 2002). Cape and Dress, 1971. Wool jersey with fox trim. Gift of Bobbie Haas
This exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum.