Ensemble

Designer: (a–c) Bonnie Cashin (American, Oakland, California 1908–2000 New York)

Manufacturer: (a–c) Philip Sills & Co. (American, founded 1946)

Design House: (d, e) Capezio Inc. (American, founded 1887)

Date: 1967

Culture: American

Medium: (a) cotton; (b, c) wool; (d, e) leather; (f, g) nylon

Credit Line: Gift of Bonnie Cashin, 1968

Accession Number: C.I.68.34a–g

Description

This day ensemble equalizes men and women without surrendering to menswear design. The conical shape of the swing jacket in canvas is definitely womenswear, though its special ingenuity resides in Cashin's eminently practical dog-leash latching, whereas the plaid trousers could easily come from the menswear wardrobe of a misguided golfer.

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