Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
DAAP Library Visual Arts Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
147
Reproduction Record ID:
147
Work Class:
Costume
Work Type:
suits (main garments)
Title:
Houndstooth Work Suit
Title Type:
descriptive
Material:
tweed
Material Type:
medium
Material:
leather
Material Type:
medium
Creator:
Cashin, Bonnie, 1915-2000
Creator Dates:
1915-2000
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
designer
Date:
1970-1979
Date Type:
creation
Location:
University of Cincinnati. College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Location Type:
current
Location:
University of Cincinnati. College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Culture:
American
Subject:
Fashion--United States--Hisotry--20th century
Subject:
collars (neckwear)
Subject:
buttons (fasteners)
Subject:
bias cut
Subject:
houndstooth
Subject:
Convertible collar
Subject:
belts (costume accessories)
Description:
Designing complete outfits was Cashin's passion, which was apparent through her sketches and the variety of her work. Cashin explained, "I felt that designing for the entire body was like an artist's composition" (Ratiner, Tracy. Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2007). It's no surprise that Cashin would design a complete working woman's outfit, which is what this two-piece tweed suit set embodies. Straying away from the norm of black and white houndstooth, this set is made of an army green and black pattern. The jacket has three-quarter sleeves with round, flat, and metal buttons as closures down the center. A black leather belt is wrapped around the bottom of the suit jacket, which hits around the hip. The collar is double-layered with black leather underneath and tweed on top. There are two oversized breast pockets on the front, which is a prominent feature in many of Cashin's designs. The skirt is sectioned with a straight cut top and a bias cut bottom. A side zipper, a hook, and eye serve as closures for the skirt. All edges are finished with durable black leather binding.
Reproduction Date:
2013
Reproduction Date Type:
creation
Reproduction View:
Rear view of suit
Reproduction View Type:
rear view
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.