Modern Living: All Cloaked Up

For knights and highwaymen, Robin Hood and Superman, capes were no mere fashion. They were a way of life. Romance and adventure might as well have been sewn into the lining: the style guaranteed them. Modern-day versions have even more to offer, with a choice of colors, fabrics and assorted flourishes undreamed of in the days of chivalry. For women this winter, capes are clearly the most popular way to cover up since face powder.

Voluminous Versions. Different cloaks for different folks. The counterculture's fancy runs to officers' capes, Indian ponchos and thrift-shop oldies (especially the heavily embroidered, fringed variety once reserved...

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