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Suit

Designer:
Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York)
Manufacturer:
Philip Sills & Co. (American, founded 1946)
Date:
fall/winter 1964–65
Culture:
American
Medium:
(a,b) wool, leather; (c) leather
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen and Philip Sills Collection of Bonnie Cashin Clothes, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.431.51a–c
Not on view

Cashin appropriated the ingenious toggle closings of luggage to provide the centerfront regimen of this suit, whose shaping with a rectangular torso seems as much Chinese as Western. Asian dress used frogs and other clever closings that opened the Western mind and imagination to something more than buttons, and Cashin is inspired by such differences that originated in the East to arrive at a wholly new solution to the closure of a garment.

Marking: [label] "A Bonnie Cashin Design; Sills & Co."
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