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" We Live as We Please ". “ I didn't want to be boxed in by any one company or any one design problem. I thought I'd let my mind run freely. I wanted to design everything a woman puts on her body. I felt that designing for the entire body was like an artist's composition. ”.

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"We Live as We Please"


“I didn't want to be boxed in by any one company or any one design problem. I thought I'd let my mind run freely. I wanted to design everything a woman puts on her body. I felt that designing for the entire body was like an artist's composition.”

  • Bonnie’s earliest influence was her mother

  • Handed her scrap fabric to create her own designs.

  • The photo above is Bonnie wearing a dress designed by herself and sewn by her mother (Eunice, CA 1927)


  • By 1942 became a costume designer for Twentieth Century-Fox.

  • From 1943-1949 designed female character costumes for more than sixty films.

Some Notable Films Bonnie Designed for:

  • Laura (1944)

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

  • Anna and the King of Siam (1946)


Playsuit: cotton

Playsuit: silk, wool & leather

1943

1947


1973

Wool & Leather

1951

Beachwear, wool & plant fiber

1962

Wool & Leather

1962


  • 1962 Bonnie Cashin’s design for Philip Sills & Co.

  • 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley

  • Blanket wrap made of Scottish mohair

  • and leather bindings


Wool & Leather

For Henri Bendel

1958

Dress: leather

& suede

1943

“The Tweed Toga” Wool

1967


Suit: wool & Leather

By Philip Sills & Co.

1971

1968

Jumpsuit: wool & leather

By Philip Sills & Co.

Suit: wool & leather

By Philip Sills & Co.

1970


  • 1953 Bonnie’s leather wedding dress


  • Her military design work related experience

  • Designs widely inspired by travels to Japan

  • Equestrian style hardware

  • Layered clothing, lightweight & easy to pack

  • For the independent woman on the go

  • Collected folk-art, artifacts & overseas clothing

  • Brass hardware, detachable straps & bright colors

  • Sportswear and outerwear

  • Costume, film & theatre


http://www.my-fashionbank.com/articles/article27.html

http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Ca-Fi/Cashin-Bonnie.html

http://20thcenturydesignersfinalproject.weebly.com/bonnie-cashin.html

http://bonniecashin.org/2011/03/27/slideshow-rtw-1938-1943/

http://birdsofoh.blogspot.com/2010/05/bonnie-cashin.html

http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/cashin-bonnie/

http://www.nycommunitytrust.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/BioBrochures/Cashinfund.pdf

http://www.pinterest.com/callender/bonnie-cashin/

http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2010/08/fashion-in-film-laura/


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