Short cape

English
early 1970s
Designed by Barbara Hulanicki (English, born 1936), Retailed by Biba (London, active in the late 1960s and 1970s)


Dimensions

Center back: 35.6 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

2012.551

Medium or Technique

Synthetic fur and rayon satin

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fake fur cape with narrow vertical insert bands of black rayon satin, brown polyester lining inside, hook and eye clasp.

Interior label: “BIBA”

Provenance

September 2011, purchased by Lauren Whitley at C20 Vintage Fashion, London; 2012, gift of Lauren Whitley to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lauren D. Whitley

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.