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Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape.
Teitelbaum, Walter (Donor)
Alexander, Pearl Levy (Designer)
André (Firm) (Creator)

André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection

1940s Cape

Dates / Origin
Place: New York
Date Created: 1941-01-06
Date Issued: Spring, 1940-1941
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC André-COSTU-cap
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949
Shoulders (Costume)
Underlinings (Clothing)
Pockets -- 1940-1949
Source identifier: 24311a (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: "Tuxedo", as used here, seems to mean the large folded-back "lapels" of the cape, reminiscent of the similar wide lapels on a man's formal jacket. Note the armholes and the fact that the cape's pockets can only be used when its lapels are folded back. "Bias" refers to material being cut so that its patterns run in different directions on different parts of a garment.
Content: Written on image: "Reversible tuxedo cape[,] plaid cut on the bias beneath smooth shoulder. Tuxedo and lining of monotone wool." "designed by Pearl Alexander" "André 570 - 7th Ave. New York City Jan 6, 1940"
Content: Image includes small sketch of back of garment. Year on image date probably should be "1941".
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e94d7dd0-c5d1-012f-84e7-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1941: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a182-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a182-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1941). Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a182-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Wikipedia Citation

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Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape.