24 10 / 2012

Bonnie Cashin with her costume sketches circa mid-1940s.

Bonnie Cashin with her costume sketches circa mid-1940s.

24 10 / 2012

Bonnie Cashin circa mid-1940s. Note that the winged angel pin on her scarf resembles Lady Gaga’s latest tattoo.

Bonnie Cashin circa mid-1940s. Note that the winged angel pin on her scarf resembles Lady Gaga’s latest tattoo.

24 10 / 2012

Bonnie Cashin puts the final touches on a costume she designed for Barbara Lawrence.

Bonnie Cashin puts the final touches on a costume she designed for Barbara Lawrence.

24 10 / 2012

BONNIE CASHIN | Following a career in costume design, Cashin launched her fashion business in the 1950s. Calling her clothing “kinetic art forms for living,” she adapted simple cuts from the history of world clothing to meet the needs of modern women. She advocated playful but subtle exoticism and introduced layered, interlocking garments that could be rearranged to suit the wearer’s taste and activity. Fusing practicality and whimsy, Cashin’s distinctive style and philosophy celebrated independence.

The Bonnie Cashin plaque on the Fashion Walk of Fame.

BONNIE CASHIN | Following a career in costume design, Cashin launched her fashion business in the 1950s. Calling her clothing “kinetic art forms for living,” she adapted simple cuts from the history of world clothing to meet the needs of modern women. She advocated playful but subtle exoticism and introduced layered, interlocking garments that could be rearranged to suit the wearer’s taste and activity. Fusing practicality and whimsy, Cashin’s distinctive style and philosophy celebrated independence.

The Bonnie Cashin plaque on the Fashion Walk of Fame.

27 9 / 2012

An upcoming auction of personal items from the estate of Greta Garbo includes this coat designed by Bonnie Cashin. Garbo was a woman of wealth with impeccable taste. Nearly every one of the hundreds of items of clothing listed in the auction catalog was custom made for her; designers include Valentina, Dior, Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton. She selected well made sports clothes for her world travels and active but reclusive lifestyle. However, one day Miss Garbo walked into Lord & Taylor and purchased this Cashin coat off the rack because its beauty and practicality was irresistible.

26 9 / 2012

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".

26 9 / 2012

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".
Jacket by Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills. Ascher mohair and wool; leather binding. Crimson, black. 8 to 16. About $70.

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".

Jacket by Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills. Ascher mohair and wool; leather binding. Crimson, black. 8 to 16. About $70.

26 9 / 2012

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".
Cropped smock-backed coat in kidskin. Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills. 8 to 18. About $115.

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".

Cropped smock-backed coat in kidskin. Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills. 8 to 18. About $115.

26 9 / 2012

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".
Imported kidskin coat, Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills. Fawn, black. Lambswool interlining. 8 to 18. About $160.

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".

Imported kidskin coat, Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills. Fawn, black. Lambswool interlining. 8 to 18. About $160.

26 9 / 2012

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world". 
Split level jacket in tobacco suede with blended wool tweed skirt. Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills  8 to 16. About $90.

Charm magazine’s October 1958 issue on The Jet Age featured Bonnie Cashin’s "jet propelled fashions to be worn around the world".

Split level jacket in tobacco suede with blended wool tweed skirt. Bonnie Cashin for Philip Sills 8 to 16. About $90.