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Cape of purple silk velvet; Full length; Silk lining. Copy of Charles James tulip cape.

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Pietro 1939.


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  • Pietro Pietro (New York, New York, USA) (active 1940's-1960's?)

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  • Neiman-Marcus Co. Neiman-Marcus Co. (est. 1907 by Herbert Marcus, Carrie Marcus-Neiman, and Al Neiman)


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Cape of purple silk velvet; Full length; Silk lining.

Copy of Charles James tulip cape.


This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

This cape was part of the personal collection of Carrie Marcus Neiman, one of the founders of Neiman-Marcus.


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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1939

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  • Feb. 5, 2015, 9:59 p.m.

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  • Nov. 14, 2015, 2:42 p.m.

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Pietro. Cape, physical object, 1939; ( accessed August 12, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.