Tuesday, January 11, 2011

American Woman: Bonnie Cashin

I love this quote from a Bonnie Cashin 1950s ad campaign:

I live in New York or California or Paris.  My suitcase is always packed and the world is just around the corner.  

Isn't that amazing?  The idea of spontaneity, being well dressed and ready to go.  An adventuress ready to hike the Hollywood Hills or to visit the museums in Paris.  

The New York Times called Bonnie Cashin an artist and an outstanding American fashion designer.  She adored practicality and functional clothing and was one of the pioneers of sportswear.  I usually see her coats so I was very excited to receive this rare and wonderful collection from a very stylish New York woman who has lovingly kept all of her clothes many in their original boxes (which was really a treat to see!).

The sheath dress in a beautiful shade of blue skims the body and the neckline is trimmed in leather which is an iconic part of Bonnie Cashin designs.

A great collectible and wearable piece!

More Bonnie Cashin to come...

Bonnie Cashin blue dress trimmed in leather.  Size 6.


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