Friday, November 18, 2011

Gail Carriger Talks Capes ~ Yes!

Because I love them so, I thought I'd post a little more about capes.

They have been everywhere this fall: runways, streets, and blogs. But do you know where I haven't seen much of them? Out in the wild, on real people. So what do I think? Everyone clearly needs more encouragement! Capes, rah rah rah!

Best thing about a cape? It layers perfectly. We start with basic black:
McCall Style News October, 1940; Elsa Schiaparelli, 1933 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Or if you are feeling a little more daring, how about red?

Feeling even more daring? How about plaid?

Burberry, 1937  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Tuppence Ha'penny by Charlotte's

 T.K. Maxx cape

Here's one of my favorites from the vintage blogs.

Charles James, 1944  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

And how can we go without . . . capes for Alexia?

 1860 The McCord Museum; 1850-1869  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You don't have to take my word for it.


  1. YOU are SO adorable! I LOVE CAPES! Thank you for this post! Capes aren't just for D & D costumers or Renaissance goers!

    Check out this dress with one of you capes above:

  2. The red one from the McCord Museum reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood.


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