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Coach 1941 vs History. Why obscure such a fascinating, collaborative, female triumph? As   @bof   highlights the importance of transparency, it is important to note (as documented in my book and in virtually every paper of record) that Coach was not established in 1941 by 6 leather craftsmen. Its origin dates to two decades later and it is a tale of rebellion and vision shared by three individuals: Miles Cahn, Lillian Cahn, and Bonnie Cashin. All had a history with fine leather craftsmanship, all set out to revolutionize the industry using these resources (while the Cahns’ experience traces back to work within Gail Leather, a wholesale manufacturing firm for men’s accessories that they purchased in 1961, Bonnie’s traces back to dressmaking with her mother in the 1920s and a mid-century partnership with a manufacturer whose family supplied saddles for the Czar). As they wrote in press releases and their own catalogue in 1963, this new company, with the name of Coach, “was created by us in order to establish an indentity of our own.” As Bonnie wrote, “accepted practices are not sacred,” and they all had “stars in their eyes.” It was Lillian who struck on the idea of making women’s accessories, and insisted only Bonnie could be the designer. Miles scoffed at the idea, but Lillian and Bonnie persisted, and these two women succeeded, against all odds and advice, in launching one of the most recognized brands in the world, one which still manufactures product according to original designs, and still uses Bonnie’s signature turn lock in every collection today. As Bonnie wrote, “the origins of what we wear, of what we use, have always been fascinating to me.”   #factcheck     #radicaltransparency     #bonniecashin     #fashionhistory     #womenshistory     #maverick     #visionary     #cultofcashin     #thearchive     #hiddenhistory     #historylesson  


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Coach 1941 vs History. Why obscure such a fascinating, collaborative, female triumph? As   @bof   highlights the importance of transparency, it is important to note (as documented in my book and in virtually every paper of record) that Coach was not established in 1941 by 6 leather craftsmen. Its origin dates to two decades later and it is a tale of rebellion and vision shared by three individuals: Miles Cahn, Lillian Cahn, and Bonnie Cashin. All had a history with fine leather craftsmanship, all set out to revolutionize the industry using these resources (while the Cahns’ experience traces back to work within Gail Leather, a wholesale manufacturing firm for men’s accessories that they purchased in 1961, Bonnie’s traces back to dressmaking with her mother in the 1920s and a mid-century partnership with a manufacturer whose family supplied saddles for the Czar). As they wrote in press releases and their own catalogue in 1963, this new company, with the name of Coach, “was created by us in order to establish an indentity of our own.” As Bonnie wrote, “accepted practices are not sacred,” and they all had “stars in their eyes.” It was Lillian who struck on the idea of making women’s accessories, and insisted only Bonnie could be the designer. Miles scoffed at the idea, but Lillian and Bonnie persisted, and these two women succeeded, against all odds and advice, in launching one of the most recognized brands in the world, one which still manufactures product according to original designs, and still uses Bonnie’s signature turn lock in every collection today. As Bonnie wrote, “the origins of what we wear, of what we use, have always been fascinating to me.”   #factcheck     #radicaltransparency     #bonniecashin     #fashionhistory     #womenshistory     #maverick     #visionary     #cultofcashin     #thearchive     #hiddenhistory     #historylesson  


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Coach 1941 vs History. Why obscure such a fascinating, collaborative, female triumph? As   @bof   highlights the importance of transparency, it is important to note (as documented in my book and in virtually every paper of record) that Coach was not established in 1941 by 6 leather craftsmen. Its origin dates to two decades later and it is a tale of rebellion and vision shared by three individuals: Miles Cahn, Lillian Cahn, and Bonnie Cashin. All had a history with fine leather craftsmanship, all set out to revolutionize the industry using these resources (while the Cahns’ experience traces back to work within Gail Leather, a wholesale manufacturing firm for men’s accessories that they purchased in 1961, Bonnie’s traces back to dressmaking with her mother in the 1920s and a mid-century partnership with a manufacturer whose family supplied saddles for the Czar). As they wrote in press releases and their own catalogue in 1963, this new company, with the name of Coach, “was created by us in order to establish an indentity of our own.” As Bonnie wrote, “accepted practices are not sacred,” and they all had “stars in their eyes.” It was Lillian who struck on the idea of making women’s accessories, and insisted only Bonnie could be the designer. Miles scoffed at the idea, but Lillian and Bonnie persisted, and these two women succeeded, against all odds and advice, in launching one of the most recognized brands in the world, one which still manufactures product according to original designs, and still uses Bonnie’s signature turn lock in every collection today. As Bonnie wrote, “the origins of what we wear, of what we use, have always been fascinating to me.”   #factcheck     #radicaltransparency     #bonniecashin     #fashionhistory     #womenshistory     #maverick     #visionary     #cultofcashin     #thearchive     #hiddenhistory     #historylesson  


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Excerpts from   @bof   and   @timblanks  ’ review of Coach FW2020. Marketed as the “Legacy” stripe, the legacy is that of Bonnie Cashin. She used the stripe on her garments and accessories for multiple firms from 1964-1977. It is an iconic, Cashin motif. Thank you to Tim Blanks for noting its origins.   #radicaltransparency     #context     #thebusinessoffashion     #bonniecashin     #origins     #credit     #cultofcashin     #facts     #thearchive  


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Excerpts from   @bof   and   @timblanks  ’ review of Coach FW2020. Marketed as the “Legacy” stripe, the legacy is that of Bonnie Cashin. She used the stripe on her garments and accessories for multiple firms from 1964-1977. It is an iconic, Cashin motif. Thank you to Tim Blanks for noting its origins.   #radicaltransparency     #context     #thebusinessoffashion     #bonniecashin     #origins     #credit     #cultofcashin     #facts     #thearchive  


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Excerpts from   @bof   and   @timblanks  ’ review of Coach FW2020. Marketed as the “Legacy” stripe, the legacy is that of Bonnie Cashin. She used the stripe on her garments and accessories for multiple firms from 1964-1977. It is an iconic, Cashin motif. Thank you to Tim Blanks for noting its origins.   #radicaltransparency     #context     #thebusinessoffashion     #bonniecashin     #origins     #credit     #cultofcashin     #facts     #thearchive  


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The only known complete pair is in the   @bonniecashinarchive   ❤️. Thank you,   @metcostumeinstitute  , for showing Bonnie some love today, and thank you to   @burntaters   for sending to me!   #bonniecashin     #valentinesday     #heartinhand     #wit     #love     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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The only known complete pair is in the   @bonniecashinarchive   ❤️. Thank you,   @metcostumeinstitute  , for showing Bonnie some love today, and thank you to   @burntaters   for sending to me!   #bonniecashin     #valentinesday     #heartinhand     #wit     #love     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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The only known complete pair is in the   @bonniecashinarchive   ❤️. Thank you,   @metcostumeinstitute  , for showing Bonnie some love today, and thank you to   @burntaters   for sending to me!   #bonniecashin     #valentinesday     #heartinhand     #wit     #love     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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  @insidethemood  , thank you! Cashin feather jacket courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive  , photographed by   @charlesleephoto   for “Chic is Where You Find It,”. (  @rizzolibooks  )   #bonniecashin     #fw2020     #credit     #inspiration     #legacy     #cultofcashin     #thearchive     #origins  


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  @insidethemood  , thank you! Cashin feather jacket courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive  , photographed by   @charlesleephoto   for “Chic is Where You Find It,”. (  @rizzolibooks  )   #bonniecashin     #fw2020     #credit     #inspiration     #legacy     #cultofcashin     #thearchive     #origins  


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  @insidethemood  , thank you! Cashin feather jacket courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive  , photographed by   @charlesleephoto   for “Chic is Where You Find It,”. (  @rizzolibooks  )   #bonniecashin     #fw2020     #credit     #inspiration     #legacy     #cultofcashin     #thearchive     #origins  


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Thank you,   @timblanks   and   @bof  , for noting the origin of Coach’s “Legacy,” stripe as Bonnie’s signature lining. It is in contrast to a a pattern evident on Coach’s social media of not acknowledging Cashin’s work and her hallmarks by name, instead branding and referring to her iconic design signatures as “archival” and “legacy” elements. It is a curious stance, to avoid homage and make something so identifiable seem more generic. Cashin so adored this textile that she used it in garments and accessories for multiple manufacturers for over a decade.   #bonniecashin     #timblanks     #businessoffashion     #credit     #designsignature     #hallmark     #origins     #classiccashin     #fashionhistory     #womenshistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Thank you,   @timblanks   and   @bof  , for noting the origin of Coach’s “Legacy,” stripe as Bonnie’s signature lining. It is in contrast to a a pattern evident on Coach’s social media of not acknowledging Cashin’s work and her hallmarks by name, instead branding and referring to her iconic design signatures as “archival” and “legacy” elements. It is a curious stance, to avoid homage and make something so identifiable seem more generic. Cashin so adored this textile that she used it in garments and accessories for multiple manufacturers for over a decade.   #bonniecashin     #timblanks     #businessoffashion     #credit     #designsignature     #hallmark     #origins     #classiccashin     #fashionhistory     #womenshistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Thank you,   @timblanks   and   @bof  , for noting the origin of Coach’s “Legacy,” stripe as Bonnie’s signature lining. It is in contrast to a a pattern evident on Coach’s social media of not acknowledging Cashin’s work and her hallmarks by name, instead branding and referring to her iconic design signatures as “archival” and “legacy” elements. It is a curious stance, to avoid homage and make something so identifiable seem more generic. Cashin so adored this textile that she used it in garments and accessories for multiple manufacturers for over a decade.   #bonniecashin     #timblanks     #businessoffashion     #credit     #designsignature     #hallmark     #origins     #classiccashin     #fashionhistory     #womenshistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin via Marc Jacobs FW2020, as reviewed by   @jeffreyfelner2  : “for those who need to wake up after this endless cavalcade of referenced, borrowed and generic collection of clothes…. they were nothing short of exercises and reduxes of what ateliers had already created decades ago for the greats. Let’s speak of the “borrowing/ referencing/ copying” aspects… I saw the Bonnie Cashin paper bag hat for starters, then came unendingly memories of the Rooskie iteration of Balenciaga, YSL, Valentino, Thom Browne, maybe even Jane Fonda dragging her shawl onto the stage at the Academy Awards and the list just goes on . . . I am interested in clothes and let me say that this was nothing more than Marc being Marc and being lauded for whatever it is he does.” Jeffrey, your frank and informed critiques echo Bonnie’s own.   #bonniecashin     #jeffreyfelner     #fashionbytherules     #businessoffashion     #fashionhistory     #context     #origins     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin via Marc Jacobs FW2020, as reviewed by   @jeffreyfelner2  : “for those who need to wake up after this endless cavalcade of referenced, borrowed and generic collection of clothes…. they were nothing short of exercises and reduxes of what ateliers had already created decades ago for the greats. Let’s speak of the “borrowing/ referencing/ copying” aspects… I saw the Bonnie Cashin paper bag hat for starters, then came unendingly memories of the Rooskie iteration of Balenciaga, YSL, Valentino, Thom Browne, maybe even Jane Fonda dragging her shawl onto the stage at the Academy Awards and the list just goes on . . . I am interested in clothes and let me say that this was nothing more than Marc being Marc and being lauded for whatever it is he does.” Jeffrey, your frank and informed critiques echo Bonnie’s own.   #bonniecashin     #jeffreyfelner     #fashionbytherules     #businessoffashion     #fashionhistory     #context     #origins     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin via Marc Jacobs FW2020, as reviewed by   @jeffreyfelner2  : “for those who need to wake up after this endless cavalcade of referenced, borrowed and generic collection of clothes…. they were nothing short of exercises and reduxes of what ateliers had already created decades ago for the greats. Let’s speak of the “borrowing/ referencing/ copying” aspects… I saw the Bonnie Cashin paper bag hat for starters, then came unendingly memories of the Rooskie iteration of Balenciaga, YSL, Valentino, Thom Browne, maybe even Jane Fonda dragging her shawl onto the stage at the Academy Awards and the list just goes on . . . I am interested in clothes and let me say that this was nothing more than Marc being Marc and being lauded for whatever it is he does.” Jeffrey, your frank and informed critiques echo Bonnie’s own.   #bonniecashin     #jeffreyfelner     #fashionbytherules     #businessoffashion     #fashionhistory     #context     #origins     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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FW20 runways are laden with Cashin motifs. A single Cashin hallmark can inform an entire collection (*see my earlier posts on her “bag hats” on the Marc Jacobs runway, and her dog leash skirt reinterpreted and credited in show notes by   @oliviainflowers   at   @dauphinette  .nyc). Bonnie used her signature Mexican cotton tie stripe as a lining on garments for Sills and accessories for Coach, the former for nearly fifteen years. Thank you,   @coach  , for noting its origins.   #bonniecashin     #signaturedesign     #classiccashin     #motif     #iconic     #detail     #context     #meaning     #inspiration     #fashionhistory     #designhistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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FW20 runways are laden with Cashin motifs. A single Cashin hallmark can inform an entire collection (*see my earlier posts on her “bag hats” on the Marc Jacobs runway, and her dog leash skirt reinterpreted and credited in show notes by   @oliviainflowers   at   @dauphinette  .nyc). Bonnie used her signature Mexican cotton tie stripe as a lining on garments for Sills and accessories for Coach, the former for nearly fifteen years. Thank you,   @coach  , for noting its origins.   #bonniecashin     #signaturedesign     #classiccashin     #motif     #iconic     #detail     #context     #meaning     #inspiration     #fashionhistory     #designhistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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FW20 runways are laden with Cashin motifs. A single Cashin hallmark can inform an entire collection (*see my earlier posts on her “bag hats” on the Marc Jacobs runway, and her dog leash skirt reinterpreted and credited in show notes by   @oliviainflowers   at   @dauphinette  .nyc). Bonnie used her signature Mexican cotton tie stripe as a lining on garments for Sills and accessories for Coach, the former for nearly fifteen years. Thank you,   @coach  , for noting its origins.   #bonniecashin     #signaturedesign     #classiccashin     #motif     #iconic     #detail     #context     #meaning     #inspiration     #fashionhistory     #designhistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin 1959-1974, vs Marc Jacobs, Fall 2020. The origins of Cashin’s “bag hat” are legendary. On her way to Russia and lounging on deck aboard a cruise ship in the Baltic Sea, she became so cold that she emptied the contents of her handbag and pulled it over her head. Upon her return to the states, she began designing her “bag hats” to complement her rtw collections for the next fifteen years—available in every color and material imaginable, ranging from fur to cashmere to leather. Flat as dime store paper bags, they were meant to be kept in a handbag, always available when needed. Numerous versions from the   @bonniecashinarchive   are included in “Chic is Where You Find It,”. (  @rizzolibooks  ) photographed by   @charlesleephoto  .   #bonniecashin     #classiccashin     #signaturelook     #origins     #inspiration     #function     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin 1959-1974, vs Marc Jacobs, Fall 2020. The origins of Cashin’s “bag hat” are legendary. On her way to Russia and lounging on deck aboard a cruise ship in the Baltic Sea, she became so cold that she emptied the contents of her handbag and pulled it over her head. Upon her return to the states, she began designing her “bag hats” to complement her rtw collections for the next fifteen years—available in every color and material imaginable, ranging from fur to cashmere to leather. Flat as dime store paper bags, they were meant to be kept in a handbag, always available when needed. Numerous versions from the   @bonniecashinarchive   are included in “Chic is Where You Find It,”. (  @rizzolibooks  ) photographed by   @charlesleephoto  .   #bonniecashin     #classiccashin     #signaturelook     #origins     #inspiration     #function     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin 1959-1974, vs Marc Jacobs, Fall 2020. The origins of Cashin’s “bag hat” are legendary. On her way to Russia and lounging on deck aboard a cruise ship in the Baltic Sea, she became so cold that she emptied the contents of her handbag and pulled it over her head. Upon her return to the states, she began designing her “bag hats” to complement her rtw collections for the next fifteen years—available in every color and material imaginable, ranging from fur to cashmere to leather. Flat as dime store paper bags, they were meant to be kept in a handbag, always available when needed. Numerous versions from the   @bonniecashinarchive   are included in “Chic is Where You Find It,”. (  @rizzolibooks  ) photographed by   @charlesleephoto  .   #bonniecashin     #classiccashin     #signaturelook     #origins     #inspiration     #function     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin, 1970, vs Marc Jacobs, Fall 2020. Cashin’s turkey feather bolero as featured in “Chic is Where You Find It” (  @rizzolibooks  ), courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive   and photographed by   @charlesleephoto  .   #bonniecashin     #chiciswhereyoufindit     #oneofakind     #origins     #fashionhistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin, 1970, vs Marc Jacobs, Fall 2020. Cashin’s turkey feather bolero as featured in “Chic is Where You Find It” (  @rizzolibooks  ), courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive   and photographed by   @charlesleephoto  .   #bonniecashin     #chiciswhereyoufindit     #oneofakind     #origins     #fashionhistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin, 1970, vs Marc Jacobs, Fall 2020. Cashin’s turkey feather bolero as featured in “Chic is Where You Find It” (  @rizzolibooks  ), courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive   and photographed by   @charlesleephoto  .   #bonniecashin     #chiciswhereyoufindit     #oneofakind     #origins     #fashionhistory     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Fashion history fact check: 1. “Cashin-Carry” was Bonnie’s term for all handbags she designed (spanning 1956-1978, manufactured by Sills, Coach, Meyers, and D. Klein) 2. This design was introduced in 1963. 3. Bonnie was (an exceptionally rare, female) owner and CEO of her own firm, Bonnie Cashin Designs, Inc. She was never employed by Coach (or any company) and never held the title “creative director.” When Coach was formed in 1961, she was the only designer that Gail Leather (Coach’s parent company) sought in order to launch their first-ever line of women’s accessories. She retained ownership of her designs and was paid on a royalty basis.   #bonniecashin     #fashionhistory     #thebusinessoffashion     #factcheck     #femaleceo     #womaninfashion     #womenshistory     #context     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Fashion history fact check: 1. “Cashin-Carry” was Bonnie’s term for all handbags she designed (spanning 1956-1978, manufactured by Sills, Coach, Meyers, and D. Klein) 2. This design was introduced in 1963. 3. Bonnie was (an exceptionally rare, female) owner and CEO of her own firm, Bonnie Cashin Designs, Inc. She was never employed by Coach (or any company) and never held the title “creative director.” When Coach was formed in 1961, she was the only designer that Gail Leather (Coach’s parent company) sought in order to launch their first-ever line of women’s accessories. She retained ownership of her designs and was paid on a royalty basis.   #bonniecashin     #fashionhistory     #thebusinessoffashion     #factcheck     #femaleceo     #womaninfashion     #womenshistory     #context     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Fashion history fact check: 1. “Cashin-Carry” was Bonnie’s term for all handbags she designed (spanning 1956-1978, manufactured by Sills, Coach, Meyers, and D. Klein) 2. This design was introduced in 1963. 3. Bonnie was (an exceptionally rare, female) owner and CEO of her own firm, Bonnie Cashin Designs, Inc. She was never employed by Coach (or any company) and never held the title “creative director.” When Coach was formed in 1961, she was the only designer that Gail Leather (Coach’s parent company) sought in order to launch their first-ever line of women’s accessories. She retained ownership of her designs and was paid on a royalty basis.   #bonniecashin     #fashionhistory     #thebusinessoffashion     #factcheck     #femaleceo     #womaninfashion     #womenshistory     #context     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin’s personal wallet and handbag, 1964-1967, vs. Coach Fall 2020 tote. As I wrote in my book: “Cashin’s designs were known by their colors alone: her palette was repeated on the signature stripe that she used on her clothing and accessories.” Thank you,   @blkngold  , for sending the tote to me! Cashin’s accessories courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #signaturestripe     #fashionhistory     #designdetail     #hers     #womanoffashion     #iconic     #hallmark     #origins     #original     #creditwherecresitisdue     #classiccashin     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin’s personal wallet and handbag, 1964-1967, vs. Coach Fall 2020 tote. As I wrote in my book: “Cashin’s designs were known by their colors alone: her palette was repeated on the signature stripe that she used on her clothing and accessories.” Thank you,   @blkngold  , for sending the tote to me! Cashin’s accessories courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #signaturestripe     #fashionhistory     #designdetail     #hers     #womanoffashion     #iconic     #hallmark     #origins     #original     #creditwherecreditisdue     #classiccashin     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin’s personal wallet and handbag, 1964-1967, vs. Coach Fall 2020 tote. As I wrote in my book: “Cashin’s designs were known by their colors alone: her palette was repeated on the signature stripe that she used on her clothing and accessories.” Thank you,   @blkngold  , for sending the tote to me! Cashin’s accessories courtesy the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #signaturestripe     #fashionhistory     #designdetail     #hers     #womanoffashion     #iconic     #hallmark     #origins     #original     #creditwherecreditisdue     #classiccashin     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Working title of my Cashin documentary.   #bonniecashin     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Working title of my Cashin documentary.   #bonniecashin     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Working title of my Cashin documentary.   #bonniecashin     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin (left 3) 1964-1977, vs Coach fall 2020. Bonnie’s signature Mexican tie stripe cotton appeared as a favorite lining in collections for Sills and Coach, the former for almost 15 years. Her handwritten “Bonnie Cashin” label is affixed in a handbag that was never put into production, now housed in the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #signaturestripe     #origins     #hallmark     #classiccashin     #interpretation     #context     #fashionhistory     #iconic     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin (left 3) 1964-1977, vs Coach fall 2020. Bonnie’s signature Mexican tie stripe cotton appeared as a favorite lining in collections for Sills and Coach, the former for almost 15 years. Her handwritten “Bonnie Cashin” label is affixed in a handbag that was never put into production, now housed in the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #signaturestripe     #origins     #hallmark     #classiccashin     #interpretation     #context     #fashionhistory     #iconic     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin (left 3) 1964-1977, vs Coach fall 2020. Bonnie’s signature Mexican tie stripe cotton appeared as a favorite lining in collections for Sills and Coach, the former for almost 15 years. Her handwritten “Bonnie Cashin” label is affixed in a handbag that was never put into production, now housed in the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #signaturestripe     #origins     #hallmark     #classiccashin     #interpretation     #context     #fashionhistory     #iconic     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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All of her originals are here, in the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #iconic     #inimitable     #legacy     #classics     #original     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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All of her originals are here, in the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #iconic     #inimitable     #legacy     #classics     #original     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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All of her originals are here, in the   @bonniecashinarchive  .   #bonniecashin     #iconic     #inimitable     #legacy     #classics     #original     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Working on my Bonnie Cashin quote book and, clearly, I have the best job, ever.   #bonniecashin     #prescient     #inclusive     #witty     #wise     #relevant     #cashinism     #collectedquotes     #quotebook     #wordsofwisdom     #wordstoliveby     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Working on my Bonnie Cashin quote book and, clearly, I have the best job, ever.   #bonniecashin     #prescient     #inclusive     #witty     #wise     #relevant     #cashinism     #collectedquotes     #quotebook     #wordsofwisdom     #wordstoliveby     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Working on my Bonnie Cashin quote book and, clearly, I have the best job, ever.   #bonniecashin     #prescient     #inclusive     #witty     #wise     #relevant     #cashinism     #collectedquotes     #quotebook     #wordsofwisdom     #wordstoliveby     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Just imagine what that cafeteria looked like. Bonnie at work at 20th Century-Fox in 1945. Through this archive of hers and mine, full of hidden moments like these, I see the Bonnie Cashin American fashion version of The Crown. A century of high-style life as seen, shaped, and lived by Bonnie.   #bonniecashin     #tallulahbankhead     #thelivestheylived     #goldenage     #hollywood     #americanstyle     #highstyle     #icons     #hiddenhistory     #untoldstories     #splendor     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Just imagine what that cafeteria looked like. Bonnie at work at 20th Century-Fox in 1945. Through this archive of hers and mine, full of hidden moments like these, I see the Bonnie Cashin American fashion version of The Crown. A century of high-style life as seen, shaped, and lived by Bonnie.   #bonniecashin     #tallulahbankhead     #thelivestheylived     #goldenage     #hollywood     #americanstyle     #highstyle     #icons     #hiddenhistory     #untoldstories     #splendor     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Just imagine what that cafeteria looked like. Bonnie at work at 20th Century-Fox in 1945. Through this archive of hers and mine, full of hidden moments like these, I see the Bonnie Cashin American fashion version of The Crown. A century of high-style life as seen, shaped, and lived by Bonnie.   #bonniecashin     #tallulahbankhead     #thelivestheylived     #goldenage     #hollywood     #americanstyle     #highstyle     #icons     #hiddenhistory     #untoldstories     #splendor     #americanfashion     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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Bonnie Cashin dog-leash skirt, 1957-1977, vs Dauphinette, 2020.   @oliviainflowers   noted her inspiration throughout her show notes, and Vogue reported “Young women were fawning over (Cheng’s) convertible dresses, made with clips at the hip and thigh so skirts could be hiked up à la Bonnie Cashin’s convertible designs of the ’60s.” Thank you to Olivia Cheng,   @voguemagazine   and   @steffyotka   for taking the time to contextualize this design within fashion history and citing Bonnie as the originator of the concept. As   @metcostumeinstitute   curator Richard Martin wrote for the exhibition and publication “American Ingenuity,” “Cashin’s dog-leash skirt, hiked up by the easy use of the flexible metal pin most often associated the dog leash, called attention to the vernacular device in a way only later equaled by the safety pin of London punk.” Both the Met and the   @bonniecashinarchive   own originals of this design, the latter (shown in the second photo as published in my book, photographed by   @charlesleephoto  ) is currently on view in the   @milwaukeeart  ’s “Functional Fashions” exhibition curated by   @natalie  ___wright. As I wrote in the book and for this installation “her goal was radical for the era: to design high-style and unrestrictive clothing for modern, mobile women. While Cashin designed this skirt, which initially appeared in Harper’s Bazaar in 1957, for a single purpose—using industrial hardware to quickly hitch up her skirt while navigating her country home stairs with martinis and canapés occupying both hands—Functional Fashions re-published it in 1963 as a sophisticated solution for women with limited mobility.” It was a anecdote repeated in interview after interview (I have audio of her recalling the martini + canapé inspiration), and Bonnie would go on to design variations in a range of materials and colorways until 1977.   #bonniecashin     #classiccashin     #dogleashskirt     #origins     #iconic     #signaturedesign     #hardware     #punk     #functionalfashion     #visionary     #radical     #legendary     #legacy     #inspiration     #ingenuity     #adaptability     #innovation     #creditwherecreditisdue     #cultofcashin     #thearchive  


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