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Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings].

Image ID: 2003969

Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]. (Dec 16 1940)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings].


: Alexander, Pearl Levy -- Designer

Additional Name(s)

: André (Firm) -- Creator
Teitelbaum, Walter -- Donor

Published Date

: Spring, 1940-1941

Created Date

: Dec 16 1940

Specific Material Type

: mixed_materials


: DD 798


: Cord detailing lends this coat a military aspect. The cords at the shoulders suggest epaulets, while those running down the front to the armholes suggest the loops of braid worn looped over and under the shoulder (an "aguilette") of a staff officer. Note 2.) Image includes small sketch of back of garment. It's interesting to speculate on how the fastening at the neck would work, as it appears to be two cords, one crossing the other, with the means of joining hidden inside the cape. Note 3.) Written on image: "Cord outlines pleat and opening through which hand may pass." "Designed by Pearl Alexander" "André 570 - 7th Ave. New York City Dec. 16, 1940"


: André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection / 1940s Cape

Source Description

: 14 stenciled fashion plates : watercolor and gouache on artists paper ; approx. 27 x 19 cm.


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC André-COSTU-cap

Digital ID

: 2003969

Record ID

: 1938312

Digital Item Published

: 5-17-2011

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