- Full length cape with cord at shoulders and openings
- 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.
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.
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"
- Alexander, Pearl Levy -- Designer
André (Firm) -- Creator
Teitelbaum, Walter -- Donor
- Dec 16 1940
- 1940s Cape
André Fashion Illustrations from NYPL's Picture Collection
Full length cape [with cord at shoulders and openings].
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Cord (fiber product)
Fashion design drawings
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1940-1949