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The De Villa 1920s Silk Velvet Reversible Cape

The De Villa 1920s Silk Velvet Reversible Cape


One of our rarest finds to date, this 1920s silk velvet cape is not only luscious and gorgeous, but is also reversible! We know!

Constructed in fine and delicate silk velvet, the cape is made to simply wrap over the shoulders, with a long collar band forming a pussy bow at the neck. The cape can be worn in so many interesting ways to utilise the contrasting colours. We have tried to show just a few of the options in the accompanying photos. The neckline also has a sneaky keyhole through which you can feed one end of the band, much like a wrap dress, so that the bow can be worn as a wrap around high collar, the possibilities are endless! Due to its beautiful drape and effortlessly simple design this piece could really be worn with anything for a fancy evening out, suiting a delicate 20s original through to contemporary evening wear.

There is no label present in this beauty, and it is likely that it was either commission made, or even home made, for someones special event. 


As this cape simply drapes over the shoulders, it can be worn by an XS through to a Medium - suiting up to a 38" bust.

Condition: This beauty is in amazingly good condition, with a few faint marks to the cream side which may come out with a soak. There is also one original repaired tear on each side 1.2cm long which is structurally stable and disappears into the texture of the silk velvet. 

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