Exhibition Details

Location: Ellman Fashion Design Gallery
Dates: September 15, 2013
to February 9, 2014


The Cape.

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.

Image Credits

Pauline Trigere, French (1909 – 2002). Cape and Dress, 1971. Wool jersey with fox trim. Gift of Bobbie Haas

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum.