The cape has always exerted a mysterious and magical appeal. Beginning with fairy tales in which the handsome prince arrives on a white horse, dressed in a flowing blue cape. Obviously. All throughout fashion and costume history, capes and mantles of every sort have played a role in the clothing of every population. 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. In 1911 he created a velvet Batik with colorful designs and swirls in the muted tones typical of the era, and trimmed with fur at the collar and cuffs. It was Poiret who made the first ethnic-inspired cape, which he called Tanger, in 1919.
Thank you Vogue.it for fashion history, and now let`s get back to 2013 Fall. Cape is a very easy way to create various looks and accentuate your accessories. Wheter it`s a pair of heels, bag or eyewear. Lily Collins nailed it and made everything about her look just fabulous. Dita Von Teese makes even the most simple pieces look fabulous anytime, anywhere, but speaking of cape: she does it perfectly. She made her little black dress look glorious by adding the cape to her outfit. Even the craziest stuff on your face can project your vision to people when you are wearing classy essentials. Lady Gaga made her Marilyn Clownish Applause make up look like a piece of art in this case. What can you add? She`s a lady! Kate Moss made her hair shine bright like a diamond with this golden lace embellished black cape.
Check out more options and where to get one:
Dita Von Teese
Lana Del Rey
Get this amazing wool mix cape at H&M for £69,99
Style it with simple white shirt or use only collar, experiment:
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