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Designed by:
Arthur McGee, American, 1933 - 2019  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
wool with plastic buttons
H x W: 44 5/8 × 35 in. (113.3 × 88.9 cm)
capes (outerwear)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th-late 20th century
Cream wool cape designed by Arthur McGee. The cape falls below the knee and sloping shoulders with slits for the arms. It closes at the center front with ten (1) round mottled brown and cream plastic buttons. The buttonholes are hidden, being placed in the seam where the front right side placket attaches to the front right side body. There is a short standing collar with attached self-fabric ties that tie at the center front neck. The cape has two (2) patch pockets with rounded bottoms, one at each front side hip. The cape is not lined and there are no labels.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture