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Title
Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings].
Names
Alexander, Pearl Levy (Designer)
André (Firm) (Creator)
Collection

André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection

1940s Cape

Dates / Origin
Place: New York
Date Created: 1940-12-16
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC André-COSTU-cap
Topics
Fashion
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949
Fasteners
Braid
Shoulders (Costume)
Cord (fiber product)
Genres
Fashion design drawings
Illustrations
Notes
Source identifier: 24311a (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: 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.
Content: 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.
Content: 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"
Date: Illustration origninally bound in Spring, 1940-1941.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e78dc040-c5d1-012f-d980-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library holds or manages the copyright(s) in this item. If you need information about reusing this item, please go to: http://nypl.org/permissions

Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1940: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a17d-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 27, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a17d-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940). Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings]. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a17d-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Wikipedia Citation

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