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1960s Bonnie Cashin Sills Magenta Purple Suede Fringe Jacket Coach Designer Rare / Size Small

1960s Bonnie Cashin Sills Magenta Purple Suede Fringe Jacket Coach Designer Rare / Size Small

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This jacket is a wonderful example of Bonnie Cashin and Sills designs, simple, sophisticated, and timeless. Made of the softest and high quality suede leather in a mauve magenta. Crew neckline and long sleeves. Half moon hip pockets. Open front with suede tassel ties down the front. Straight silhouette with fringe on the sleeve cuffs and hem. Unlined. The jacket has the Label Sills designed by Bonnie Cashin, circa 1960s.

Condition: This item is in wonderful vintage condition, no flaws to note, pre-owned, however lovingly cared for and barely worn. Brass turn lock 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 not due to wear or damage. Shipped in acid free tissue in a box and insured USPS priority mail (US only), international buyers have to purchase additional insurance.


Estimated modern women’s size Medium 

Shoulder to Shoulder 19”

Shoulder to Sleeve Cuff (with out fringe) 15”

Fringe Length 3.5”

Bust 40”

Waist 40”

Hips 42”

Length (with out fringe) 24”

Fringe Length 3.5”

A little bit about Bonnie Cashin, she 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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