Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#2723 -
c. 1950's
BONNIE CASHIN Dark Oatmeal Wool Boucle Dress and Matching Reversible Poncho/Cape Trimmed in Leather! One of the best Bonnie Cashin sets I've seen. The cape is reversible (if you remove the label - lucky for you the previous owner never removed it!!!) The cape has snap closures on either side to confirm reversibility. A five time Coty award winner, Bonnie Cashin is just starting to get the recognition she deserves as the museum retrospectives and honors continue to pour in. In the 1940's, Cashin designed costumes for 20th Century Fox. She worked on more than 60 films including Anna and the King of Siam, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Laura. In the 1950's, she returned to New York, working for 24 years with manufacturer Phillip Sills to create "clothes for actual situations and living patterns, rather than trends". Her signature pieces include ponchos and natural fabrics such as tweed, leather and suede. This outfit is a classic Cashin! Label: A Bonnie Cashin Design, Sills & Company. This is a very tight fitted unlined knit dress trimmed in leather at the boat neckline, back zipper. The poncho/cape can be worn with collar up or down and it's reversible from wool boucle to black plush acrylic, both sides trimmed in leather. As classy as you can get! Excellent condition.. The color is closest to the photos of the black side of the cape, more a dark oatmeal, not as gold as shown in the other photos. The plush side is black as is the leather trim.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study