Late 1950s Capucci Haute Couture Purple Silk Cocktail Dress with Dramatic Cape For Sale
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Late 1950s Capucci Haute Couture Purple Silk Cocktail Dress with Dramatic Cape


Roberto Capucci deep purple silk cocktail dress from the late 1950s. The short hemline is countered by a long and flowing cape attachment from the shoulders that billows behind when worn. The boat style neckline allows for the cape to cover the entire back of the dress. The cape can be bustled, allowing the wearer to enter a room dramatically then shorten the dress for more comfort. There are hidden hooks and eyes in place to accommodate the "pick-ups". The original owner acquired this piece while modelling in Italy in the 1950s. Shows signs of wear at the neckline and colour damage throughout. Despite the discolouration primarily on the underside of the cape near the bottom. This is still a very wearable piece, a fabulous object to display and a true collectors item.


  • Designer
    Roberto Capucci
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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, CA
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