|1920's Blackstone crepe cape. Images by Sarara Vintage.|
Monday, May 7, 2012
Al Capone and Crepe Capes
I recently came across this amazing cape in crepe with stunning embroidered details. The maker intrigued me and I dug a little deeper. In the process I came across the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The cape itself has a tag stating Blackstone Shop, millinery gown, Chicago. After finding no shops existing under this name, I found that the infamous Blackstone Hotel had a barbershop (historically linked to Al Capone) and I began to wonder if it had a millinery shop. I still have no positive confirmation on if the cape was made at the Blackstone Hotel but I will keep digging! This stunning cape has just been listed in my shop Sarara Vintage on Etsy and is made of crepe, embroidered detail and a lush collar. Find out more about it and the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago at www.sararavintage.com.