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Bonnie Cashin

Fashion Walk of Fame

 
 
Bonnie Cashin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Bonnie Cashin Marker
Inscription. Following a career in costume design, Cahin launched her fashion business in the 1950s. Calling her clothing “kinetic art forms for living,” she adapted simple cuts from the history of world clothing to meet the needs of modern women. She advocated playful but subtle exoticism and introduced layered, interlocking garments that could be arranged to suit the wearer’s taste and activity. Fusing practicality and whimsy, Cashin’s distinctive style and philosophy celebrated independence.
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 40° 45.129′ N, 73° 59.384′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located in the sidewalk on east side of Seventh Avenue between West 36th Street and West 37th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 499 7th Avenue, New York NY 10018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giorgio Di Sant’Angelo (a few steps from this marker); Anne Klein (a few steps from this marker); Charles James (within shouting distance of this marker); Mainbocher (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Bonnie Cashin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Bonnie Cashin Marker
Lilly Daché (about 400 feet away); Willi Smith (about 500 feet away); Perry Ellis (about 500 feet away); Koster and Bial's Music Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Bonnie Cashin - Encyclopedia of World Biography. American fashion designer Bonnie Cashin (1915–2000) was often referred to as one of the "Mothers of American Sportswear." Her productive career spanned over 40 years and ranged from dance halls to Hollywood to Seventh Avenue. (Submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. fashion designer
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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