Belle Epoque Capes, Mantles, Jackets & Coats

The French called the era from 1890 to 1914 La Belle Époque, an era of beautiful clothes with luxury living for a select few: the very rich & those privileged through birth. Belle Époque outerwear exemplifies this luxury.
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House of Worth coat. Ca.1905

Coat (Dolman) House of Worth (French, Culture:French Medium:wool, metallic thread

Jacket 1890s Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

omgthatdress: Jacket Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris Can you IMAGINE being the badass babe roving around Paris at the fin de siècle wearing this amazing jacket (over a probably equally amazing dress?) The mind simply reels.

Cape - Jacques Doucet, 1900-05, MMA

Evening cape Jacques Doucet (French, Paris Paris) Date: Culture:French Medium:wool, silk, rhinestone The combination of multiple exquisite materials is a true hallmark of the House of Doucet.

Belle Epoque sapphire blue velvet coat w/ heavy gold 3-dimensional embroidered front & back and blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim.

ottoman embroidered caftan, c Sapphire blue velvet w/ heavy gold floral & vine embroidered front & back, V-neck, blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim, enormous size

Evening cape, ca. 1900, probably French: wool & silk, metallic embroidery.

Evening cape, circa probably French, wool, silk, metallic