1970s Unlabeled Purple & Silver Sequin and Bead Cape or Top

I adore this fabulous little cape top with its 'feathered' shoulder design and amazing purple color. This is one of those amazing little OOAK pieces you can only find with vintage. These were all the rage during the seventies and they were made in varying degrees of quality. This one is well done and appears to be completely hand made. The silk crepe chiffon base is a deep rich purple color that instantly makes it stand apart from the slew of others you normally see in less vibrant colors. The exterior is densely covered in glossy silver and purple sequins mixed and edged with tiny little faux pearls and tube beads. The shoulders had a pretty design that feels like they suggest feathers and then the sequins run in vertical rows under that. A wider panel of silver beads and sequins follow the curve and shape of the cape all around the edges and neckline. It just slips over the head and is open on the sides. All that glitz adds an instant bit of glamour to anything. The open sides allow it to fit anyone and top anything. The camera does not quite pick up the impact of the silver sequins - it is better in person. Excellent condition.

The cape is fully lined in a purple silk chiffon. It slips on to wear and will fit a variety of sizes. All the sequins are hand applied. Perhaps the occasional missing bead or sequin but no bare spots. The purple color in person is

Width: 23" from side to side at widest point
Length: 25" from top to longest part of the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# S903

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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