FashionMuse: c – capote

Capote: a long cloak or coat with a hood

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Chloe – Iconic wool-blend cape.                                 Net-a-Porter.com

For swishing and swaddling and shielding and secrets. From the simple to the ornately adorned women (and men) have been wearing cloaks for millennia.

From Pre-historic Cave-Dweller;

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Chauvet Caves, France (c.30,000 BC)

To Ancient Eygptian;

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Statuette of a Cloaked Man (c.1850 BC)

From the Virgin Mother

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The Virgin Mary, Marianne Stokes (1902)

To Pre-raphaelite Lover

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Goodnight, Arthur Hughes (1866)

From Royal Traditon

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Knights of the Thistle, Edinburgh Cathedral (2014)

The Order of the Thistle is the greatest order of chivalry in Scotland, recognising sixteen Knights with the highest honour in the country and recognises Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life. The Order is second only in precedence in England to the Order of the Garter. (https://www.royal.uk/)

To Society Do

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Jackie Kennedy (1961)

To JFK’s inaugural ball, Jackie Kennedy wore an off-white sleeveless gown made of silk chiffon over peau d’ange (satin-weave fabric), featuring a strapless bodice embellished with silver colored silk embroidery thread and seed pearl beading, a matching cape  with toggle closure at the neck was worn over the dress.

From High Fashion

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Alexander McQueen worn by Daphne Guinness for Vanity Fair (2008)

To the everyday…

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Capote; a chic piece to transform your wardrobe. For simple styling or dressing up, for practicality or for special times – whatever, there’s a cloak fit for it.

Featured image: “capote-e-capelo”, a traditional dress in the Azores until 1930s

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