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Title
Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape.
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: 1941-01-06
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
Plaid
Lapels
Shoulders (Costume)
Underlinings (Clothing)
Pockets -- 1940-1949
Genres
Fashion design drawings
Illustrations
Notes
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".
Date: Illustration origninally bound in Spring, 1940-1941.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e94d7dd0-c5d1-012f-84e7-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 1941: 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. "Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a182-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a182-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1941). Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9921a168-a182-1c4d-e040-e00a180669ef

Wikipedia Citation

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Reversible [plaid] tuxedo cape.