Celebrites Love…Capes

Move over, maxi coats. For warding off winter chills without skimping on style, celebrities on both sides of the pond are going sans sleeves in an assortment of capes.

Gwen Stefani kick started the trend on a recent trip to London, selecting a black Holmes & Yang cape with her black-and-white windowpane-check Michael Kors ensemble. In typical Gwen style, she added some tomboy flair with a slightly askew captain’s cap, lending the look a Modish feel.

Stateside, Lucy Liu took flight in a double-breasted feather-print trompe l’oeil Roberto Cavalli Fall 2012 cape. With so much to engage the eye, Lucy was right to slip on Roland Mouret’s understated black column gown underneath.

Back in London, Anne Hathaway channeled her inner diva, appearing positively operatic in a sapphire silk Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 cape at the ‘Les Miserables’ after-party last week. With its prim collared closure, this epauletted version demurely revealed Anne’s Altuzarra dress.

Farther north, Nicole Scherzinger covered up in Jan Ghandour’s cardinal-red style cape for an X-Factor press conference in Manchester. Thierry Mugler-esque, croc-embossed sculpted shoulders added edge to the luxuriant drape of the cape’s cashmere body; Gareth Pugh leather leggings, metal-toe Carvela heels, and a sleek ponytail underscored Nicole’s Bladerunner sensibility here.

Hollywood’s outerwear du jour resurfaced in Gotham on Tuesday, first on Jessica Biel caught running errands with her gold and green-trimmed Fendi crossbody bag, then seen again on Anne Hathaway—this time a Gucci buckled and flouncy cape—over a glittery Nina Ricci number for the Museum Of Moving Image salutes Hugh Jackman event.

When bundling up, there’s no question that a quick fastening at the neck is far more convenient than trying to stuff one’s arms into narrow coat sleeves, but who here best embodied this bicoastal trend?

Credit: Courtesy of Burberry, FameFlynet, PacificCoastNews & Getty

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7 Responses to Celebrites Love…Capes

  1. Lucy December 13, 2012 at 16:18 #

    Lucy Liu looks like a diva! Amazing.

  2. Yeliz December 13, 2012 at 17:33 #

    Gwen Stefani looks the best IMO.

  3. Sara December 13, 2012 at 18:04 #

    I adore Gwen’s look. It’s a very rare occasion when she puts the wrong style foot forward

  4. dee December 13, 2012 at 18:08 #

    Love the top row’s capes.

  5. Hannah December 13, 2012 at 19:19 #

    Never forget the original cape of 2012: Gwyneth’s Tom Ford!

    • EmmaWoodhouse December 13, 2012 at 23:07 #

      LOL that’s right! :) Of these I like Gwen’s and both of Anne’s especially. Only Nicole’s is *bad*

  6. TeaAtTwo December 14, 2012 at 15:04 #

    Apart from Nicole they’re all making me want to get a cape.

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