I know that most little boys understand the allure of the cape. It represents a hero, and often one with superhuman powers. Batman wears one, Superman wears one, I think that Green Hornet, or Lantern or whatever probably wears one too. Sadly, my favorite superhero, Catwoman doesn't wear one. Neither does Wonderwoman. This seems totally unfair. Why don't the girls don't get to wear capes? Well, they do now! Seen on the fall runways at Dior, Alexander Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe, and many more, the cape has become a solid second option to the more traditional coat. Not just for comic book heros anymore, now you can be your own superhero in a cape, with your super power being your astute fashion sense.
A strong cape at Christian Dior RTW Fall 2011. Very superhero.
A fairytale princess cape at Chloe. I would like to be wearing this if I ever got lost in some snowy woods. How could the handsome Prince Charming resist me in this gorgeous cape?
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2011. This is a good choice for the girl who might not be fully convinced on the cape trend, it's half coat, half cape!
A cape at Alexander Wang. Also love the booties!
An eveningwear option at Giambattista Valli Fall 2011.
So, ladies get on your capes, and get ready to wield your fashion super powers!