1960s Rare Bonnie Cashin Chic Leather Dress or Vest

I love Bonnie Cashin leather pieces and this little sleeveless jacket that you can wear as a long vest or as a dress is just amazing. Just the fact that it has so many styling options is an instant bonus for me and I can't help but think it has a kind of Celine vibe to it as well. It is actually amazing how modern it feels considering it would have been made back in the sixties. It is a leather that is quite pliable and has been dyed an taupe cream. It is cut narrow through the bodice and then widens out quite a bit in a dramatic Aline. It can open completely down the front allowing you to use is as a layering piece and features her signature brass turn key clasps. A matching leather tie belt comes with it and again she has created a way to give you multiple options to wear it - there are little slits on the sides along the seam so you can wrap the belt around the outside, run it through so it only ties at the front and is inside and around you, or the opposite and have it only cinch in the back. Between the chic, neutral color, the design and the fact that you can wear this so many ways, it's virtually a no brainer. Plus it is an amazing and rare example of some of Bonnie's best work. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a matching silky rayon and closes with her signature brass turnkey locks down the front. It has its matching leather belt that slips through slits on each side and you can tie it a variety of way to create different effects.

Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from very top of back neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2282

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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