I usually put the date in the title of Ad Campaign posts, but I was curious to see how readers would date this ad. You can’t say 2013, though you could walk down the street wearing this jacket and slacks and no one would guess that the ensemble was vintage.
I’ve added the date of the ad, which is 1958. The ad reveals a lot about how “modern” Bonnie Cashin’s designs are. While this is from 1958, it is a look that many of us associate with five years later.
I’ve been reading a lot about Cashin lately, and I found one online forum where people were showing her work and discussing it. One poster said something to the effect of, “Well, big deal. That’s stuff you can find in any store.” It’s kind of like rock singers singers today saying they weren’t influenced by the Beatles. Of course they were whether they realize it or not. And the same can be said about the way we dress today and Bonnie Cashin.