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Ensemble

Designer:
(a–c) Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York)
Manufacturer:
(a–c) Philip Sills & Co. (American, founded 1946)
Design House:
(d, e) Capezio Inc. (American, founded 1887)
Date:
1967
Culture:
American
Medium:
(a) cotton; (b, c) wool; (d, e) leather; (f, g) nylon
Dimensions:
Length at CB (a): 29 in. (73.7 cm) Length (b): 41 in. (104.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Bonnie Cashin, 1968
Accession Number:
C.I.68.34a–g
Not on view

This day ensemble equalizes men and women without surrendering to menswear design. The conical shape of the swing jacket in canvas is definitely womenswear, though its special ingenuity resides in Cashin's eminently practical dog-leash latching, whereas the plaid trousers could easily come from the menswear wardrobe of a misguided golfer.

Marking: [label] (a–c) Sills, a BONNIE CASHIN design
[imprint] (d, e) by Capezio
[imprint] (f, g) Size C-10 to 11½ RN14026 Opaque
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