American Horror Story: Apocalypse Gave Us the Best Capes of the TV Season

TVGuide.com | 6/3/2019 | Sadie Gennis
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When it comes to the best dressed shows of the television season, you could make a strong argument for several contenders. Jane the Virgin, Killing Eve, black-ish, The Bold Type, Riverdale — all these shows feature highly enviable fashion, but do you know what they don't feature enough of? CAPES.

Capes came back into fashion a few years ago, and now they're all over the runways and in everyday wear. And while some capes can be restricting, yes, nothing provides such an immediate boost of both glamour and drama as a well-tailored cape. This is in part because capes are entirely impractical nowadays. They will not keep you as warm as a coat, they can make the simple act of carrying a purse an unnecessarily difficult or even impossible task, and they won't even make you fly in real life. Capes are purely an aesthetic choice, and one that signifies the wearer is both stylish as **** and not one to get bogged down in the mundanities of life. In summation, they are pure Look.

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Knowing this, it seems inevitable that the series that best embraced the art of the cape this TV season was American Horror Story, which prioritizes aesthetics as much as, and sometimes even more than, storytelling. In Apocalypse, the eighth season of the FX anthology, creator Ryan Murphy brought together characters from two of the series' most beloved installments, Coven and Murder House, to play out his version of the End of Days in which the witches of Miss Robichaux's must defeat the Antichrist Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) in order to save human and witch kind.

Witches have long been associated with capes, which is why it's probably not a coincidence that the rise of capes in real-life fashion occurred in tandem with the resurgence of witch culture. That's...
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