Designer Bonnie Cashin American
Manufacturer Philip Sills & Co. American

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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.

Suit, Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York), (a,b) wool, leather; (c) leather, American

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