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Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum
Jeanne Lanvin, French, 1867-1946 Travel ensemble (dress, dicky, belt, cape, hat), 1937 wool Gift of Mrs. Frances Van Dyke, 1971.c.155.A-D.

"The Cape" @ Phoenix Art Museum
Step aside, Superman. The cape's making a comeback faster than a speeding bullet. Don't fear, Phoenix fashionables; these coverups aren't the floor-sweeping, candy-red costumery the Man of Steel's made famous. Instead, the fall 2013 trend showcased in collections from Valentino and Mulberry focuses on luxe fabrics, sleek shapes, and cultivating a cosmopolitan, ladylike look.

With an eye toward the past and a grasp on today's fashion market, Phoenix Art Museum presents "The Cape" in its Ellman Fashion Design Gallery. There you'll find a range of inspiration for this season's wardrobe, from a silk satin fuchsia Mexican bullfighter's cape and a dainty floral Dutch piece to a thick, navy number by Lanvin with a high collar and matching fedora.

See the supberb collection through Sunday, February 9, 2014. Hours Friday, October 4, are 6 to 10 p.m. -- Becky Bartkowski

Location Info


R. Pela Contemporary Art

335 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Legend City Studios

521 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Modified Arts

407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Olney Gallery

in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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I went to first friday last night. It turned out to be a bunch of "local artists." what an embarrassing set of displays and a waste of gasoline. never again.

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