Woman's Evening Ensemble: Cape, Top, and Pants

Designed by Kansai Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1944

Made in Japan, Asia


Polyester satin with polyester satin appliqués, polyster satin macramé

Waist (top and pants): 28 inches (71.1 cm) Hip (pants): 36 inches (91.4 cm) Length (cape): 60 inches (152.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Hess's Department Store, Allentown, 1974

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The 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.