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Burberry Cropped Silver metallic Python Cape Spring 2013 Runway


Burberry is credited with inventing the trench coat and, now under the direction of Christopher Bailey, reinventing it—as perfectly exemplified in this cape tailored from gorgeous metallic python. The shiny silver topper is a brilliant riff on the storm flap, the utilitarian layer added onto the original trench coat design during WWI after officers complained rain was running down their shoulders and seeping into their clothes.

The functional element endured until Bailey opted to make it into a fashionable one, pulling it off the jacket so you can mix and match it with just about anything—from outerwear to an acid green shift dress, which is how he introduced it in his spring 2013 runway show. A hook closure at the spread collar makes for easy on and off, while seaming at the front and back ensures an elegant silhouette that, yes, still could keep a spring shower from drizzling onto your ensemble.


Size: 34

Length in front (from shoulder to bottom): 10 inches

Length in back (from top of collar to bottom): 11.5 inches

Shoulders: 15 inches

This Burberry Prorsum cape from the spring 2013 collection is in excellent condition. It is crafted from shiny silver python. It features a spread collar with a hook closure at its base for easy on and off. It is tailored with princess seams at the front and raglan seams at the back for a streamlined silhouette that angles out over the shoulders.

Its interior is finished with a black satin lining, gunmetal chain loop for hanging and a Burberry label. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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