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1960s Bonnie Cashin Sills Navy Leather Toggle Short Sleeve Coat Mod Nehru Collar Minimalist / Small Medium

1960s Bonnie Cashin Sills Navy Leather Toggle Short Sleeve Coat Mod Nehru Collar Minimalist / Small Medium

Regular price $425.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $425.00 USD
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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 navy leather, white accented stitching with three brass turn lock closures. Nehru collar, short sleeves sleeves, a-line cut, large hip pockets and removable matching waist tie. The jacket is lined in red cotton and 1960s Bonnie Cashin for Sills label.

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.

Measurements *photographed on a size 6 mannequin 
Estimated modern women's size Small/Medium
Shoulder to Shoulder 14"
Shoulder to Sleeve Cuff 9"
Bust 37"
Waist 36"
Hips 42"
Length Shoulder to Hem 34"

*Shipped in acid free tissue in a box and insured USPS priority mail (US only)

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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