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Evening cape

Evening cape

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Net and sequins

  • Credit Line:

    Worn by Miss Monica Maurice and given by her family

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blue sequinned net evening cape.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1930s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Net and sequins


Length: 680 mm, Width: 685 mm

Object history note

This formed part of the wardrobe of Monica Maurice (1908-1995), an independent and unconventional woman who in 1938 become the first - and until 1978, only - woman member of the Association of Mining Electrical Engineers. She had a passion for racing cars and flying, and loved clothes, showing a great sense of style and originality in how she dressed.

Registered File number 1995/2065.

Descriptive line

Evening cape, blue sequins on net, Great Britain, 1930s.


Net; Sequins


Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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