Costume and Textiles
Woman's Evening Ensemble: Cape, Top, and PantsMade in Japan, Asia
Designed by Kansai Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1944
Polyester satin with polyester satin appliqués, polyster satin macramé
Currently not on view
1974-3-1a--cGift of Hess's Department Store, Allentown, 1974
LabelThe macramé cape seen here is Kansai's version of the long, fringed shawls and capes that were in vogue both as high fashion and anti-fashion in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. The hippie look was popular in Japan for a brief period among the futen-zuko (Vagabond Tribe), a youth subculture modeled on American hippies that emerged during the summer of 1967.