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1960s Bonnie Cashin Sills Leather Toggle Princess Coat Mod Romantic Nehru Collar Minimalist / Size Small

1960s Bonnie Cashin Sills Leather Toggle Princess Coat Mod Romantic Nehru Collar Minimalist / Size Small

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Stunning and iconic, wearable art! a wonderful example of Bonnie Cashin and Sills sportswear designs, playful, sophisticated, and timeless. Made bright white leather with brass turn lock closures. Nehru collar, long sleeves, a-line princess cut jacket, sewn in long waist ties that wrap around the waist and can be tied in the front or back. With a additional removable leather waist tie. Cashin signature half moon pockets worked into each side, fabulous construction. The jacket is lined in white acetate and has a Saks Fifth Ave label, the Cashin label is missing, purchased in the collection of over 65 Cashin pieces.

Condition: This item is in wonderful vintage condition, no flaws to note, pre-owned, however lovingly cared for and barely worn. Brass closures are all tight and sturdy and have original patina. Item was stored correctly, all Cashin items where acquired from an owner of a large collection of similar Cashin pieces and stored in cotton bags in a cedar closet. Now you can own a piece of fashion history! Any variations of color or texture if present are due to the natural hides or textiles not due to wear or damage.

Estimated modern women's size Small
Shoulder to Shoulder 16"
Shoulder to Sleeve Cuff 23"
Bust 36"
Waist 36"
Hips 42"
Length Shoulder to Waist 13"
Length Waist to Hem 22"

*Shipped in acid free tissue in a box and insured USPS priority mail (US only), international buyers have to purchase additional insurance and shipping service.

Bonnie Cashin was one of the most innovative designers America ever produced. She was among the first designers to create and popularize what was a uniquely American approach to clothing—sportswear. One of a handful of women to make significant and lasting contributions to American fashion design, Cashin’s collaboration with Sills was when she had her greatest impact and when her signature style solidified. They pioneered the use of leather in high fashion clothing, and Cashin introduced the concept of layering clothing as well as brass hardware for garment closures. She later used the signature hardware when designing Coach handbags. Cashin won three Coty American Fashion Critics’ Awards for design, two of them while working with Sills. - Costume & Textiles Department The Ohio State University
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