This page comprises academic resources the student/curators consulted during the research module of the course. The students independently researched and discovered information within these sources that they ultimately used to gain the necessary knowledge and language for composing the brief, descriptive narratives that accompany each garment presented on this site. The narratives also appear as the garments’ descriptive metadata on our corresponding digital collection, hosted by University of Cincinnati Libraries: DAAP Library Visual Arts Collection.


“American Heritage: Coach Classics.” Teenvogue Content. January 1, 2014. Accessed November 11, 2014.

Audrey, G. 2006. “Splash Your Cash!” Weekend Mail, Sep 30, 20.

Bellafante, Ginia. “Fashion Week Parties go to the dogs Bonnie Cashin’s instant legacy The anti-fur faction’s new target is leather” New York Times Magazine. Feb 13 2000. National Newspaper Premier. Web. 31 October 2014.

Blair, Joane E., and Robert A. Corder. Fashion Terminology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1992. Print.

Blaszczyk, Regina L. “Styling Synthetics: DuPont’s Marketing of Fabrics and Fashions in Postwar America”. The Business History Review, Vol. 80, No. 3 (Autumn, 2006), pp. 485-528. JStor.

“Bonnie Cashin.” The Economist. Febuary 12, 2000. Accessed November 10, 2014.

“Bonnie Cashin 1908-2000.” The New York Community Trust. December 2009. http://www.nycommunitytrust. org/portals/0/uploads/documents/cashinfund.pdf (accessed October 2013).

“Bonnie Cashin (American Designer).” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2013.

“Bonnie Cashin: Suit” (1979.431.51a-c) In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History . New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2006).

“Bonnie Cashin Collection of Fashion, Theater and Film Costume Design, 1913-2000.” Bonnie Cashin Collection of Fashion, Theater and Film Costume Design, 1913-2000. Accessed November 12, 2014.

“Bonnie Cashin in the Spotlight at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.” On the Runway Bonnie Cashin in the Spotlight at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show Comments. Accessed November 11, 2014.

“Bonnie’s Backyard.” n.d.: n. pag. SI Vault. Sports Illustrator. Web. `10 Oct 1955. <>.

Bramlett, Lizzie. “Label Resource: Cashin, Bonnie.” Vintage Fashion Guild. Vintage Fashion Guild, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <>.

Brown, Rachel. The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1983. Print.

Brown, S. S. (2003, Nov 09). Outer layer, outer limits jackets and coats branch out in fabrics and colors, but lines stick close to the body. Denver Post Retrieved from

Bute, Martha J. Bonnie Cashin: Connecting the Designer to the Designed Garment.

Bute, Martha Jane. Bonnie Cashin Connecting the Designer to the Designed Garment through a Material Culture Analysis of Five Examples of Her Work, 1962-1975. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University], 2007.

Through a Material Culture Analysis of Five Examples of Her Work, 1962—1975. Diss. Iowa State University, 2007.

Calasibetta, Charlotte Mankey. Fairchild’s Dictionary of Fashion. New York: Fairchild Publications, 1988. Print.

“Cashin, Bonnie”. In The Thames & Hudson Dictionary Of Fashion and Fashion Designers. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.

“Cashin, Bonnie.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Ed. Tracie Ratiner. 2nd ed. Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 2007. 75-77. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

Cashin, Bonnie, Stephanie Day Iverson, and N.Y. York. Bonnie Cashin, Practical Dreamer. New York: Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 2000.

“Cashin Makes Deft use of Leather.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 35. Oct 26 1960. ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

“Cashin, Bonnie.” Vintage Fashion Guild : Label Resource : Cashin, Bonnie. Vintage Fashion Guild, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <>.

Cernek, Susan. September 9, 2012. “Exclusive: A Tour Of The Coach Archives”. Glamour Magazine.

Coach, Inc. “Bonnie Cashin and Coach”. n.d. October 25, 2014.

Craik, Laura. “Layer Upon Layer.” The Australian, February 19, 2014, FEATURES sec.

Davis, Rebecca. “Bonnie Cashin (1915-2000).” 20th Century Designers. (accessed October8, 2013).

Deem, Megan (04/01/2013). “Leather”. InStyle (New York, N.Y.) (1076-0830), 20 (4), p. 266.

Diamond, Jay, and Ellen Diamond. The World of Fashion. New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 2002.

Ewing, Elizabeth. History of Twentieth Century Fashion. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1992.

Fairchild Publications. Market Research Division. Women’s Sportswear, Separates, Jeans and Active Wear. Fairchild Publications. New York. 1980. Print.

Fashion Notebook. This month’s headlines; Designer Bonnie Cashin is remembered; The new how-to-book on vintage dressing. 2000. Elle. 16 (2):165.

“FIDM Museum Blog.” ‘FIDM Museum Blog’ N.p., 09 Sept. 2009. Web. 09 Nov. 2013.

Fitzpatrick, Caroline. “Cashin Fashion – A Celebration of Designer’s Classic Style.”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 2, 2014. Accessed November 1, 2014.

Fogg, Marnie. Fashion: The Whole Story. Prestel Publishing. New York. 2013. Print.

Font, Lourdes et al. “Fashion: Categories of design.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed November 11, 2014,

Gold, Annalee. 90 Years of Fashion. New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 1991.

Habich, John. “Bonnie Cashin; This innovative designer took women’s fashions from buttons and bows to leather and lashing, pockets and plaids. A show at the U of M’s Goldstein Museum pays homage. (VARIETY).” Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), June 1, 2003. HighBeam Research.

Habich, John. “Bonnie Cashin.” Star Tribune, June 1, 2003. Accessed November 10, 2014.

Iverson Day Stephanie. “My Passion for Cashin” New York Times Magazine. Mar 18 2001. ProQuest, National Newspapers Premier. Web. 28 October 2014.

Iverson, Stephanie D. “Cashin, Bonnie: Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion.”

Iverson, Stephanie Day, “Early Bonnie Cashin, before Bonnie Cashin Designs, Inc,” Studies in the Decorative Arts (U.S.A.), 8:1 (2000): 108-124, accessed October 31, 2014,

Iverson, Stephanie, D. “In Cashin Fashion.” Victoria 04 2001: 86-91. ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

Jacobs, Alexandra. October 23, 2014 (5:50 p.m.). “Bonnie Cashin in the Spotlight at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show”. On the Runway: All Things Fashion, The New York Times. Web. October 24, 2014.

Jeannin, Judy. “A TIMELESS DESIGNER; TRIBUTE TO BONNIE CASHIN.” The Record, 2000, 36. Accessed October 28, 2014. TIMELESS DESIGNER TRIBUTE TO BONNIE CASHIN) and date is 2000.

Karan, Donna. “BONNIE CASHIN, DESIGNER AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR PIONEER, 84.” Sun Sentinel, 2000, 7B. Accessed November 1, 2014.

Kellogg, Ann T. “In an Influential Fashion: An Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-and Twentieth-century Fashion Designers and Retailers Who Transformed Dress”. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. Print.

Kennett, Frances. The Collector’s Book of Fashion. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1983.
Kim, Eu Kyung, Injoo Kim, Kathie Brookfield, and Cynthia Amneus. Pattern Analysis on the Works of Bonnie Cashin from the 1960s to the 1970s. Thesis. University of Cincinnati, 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 2002. Print.

King, Ethel. “Bonnie Cashin; Her Designs Applied the Democratic Process to Fashion.” The Guardian, February 9, 2000, Guardian Leader Pages sec.

Lake, Stephanie. “The Bonnie Cashin Foundation.” The Bonnie Cashin Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

Lake, Stephanie. “Bonnie Cashin: Fashion and Costume Design Ca. 1923–1985.” Order No. 3351364 The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2009. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 8 Nov. 2013.

Lambert, Eleanor. World of Fashion: People, Places, Resources. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1976.

Lee, Christina. “A Shirt Style Guide.” Know Your Shirt Fabric Patterns. Alexander West, 3 Aug. 2009. Web. 08 Nov. 2013.

Man, Elliott, “Design for Living. Not for Fashion.” Threads, October 1990. 31.

McDowell, Colin. Fashion Today. New York: Phaidon Press Inc., 2000.

Menagh. “Dueling Decades.” InStyle, January 1, 1999, 362.

Mendes, Valerie, and Amy De La Haye. 20th Century Fashion. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1999.

Morris, Bernadine. “From Bonnie Cashin, Cheerful Colors.” New York Times (1923-Current File), Nov 13, 1970.

Morris, Bernadine. “For Bonnie Cashin, It’s a Time to Shine” New York Times 5 May 1972.

Morris, Bernadine. “Fashion Catches up to Cashin” New York Times. 3 May 1968.

Morris, Bernadine. “The Inimitable Bonnie Cashin.” New York Times (1923-Current File), Oct 31, 1969.

Morris, Bernadine. “Cashin’s Clothes: Three Decades of Comfort.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 17. Jul 03 1978. ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

Morris, Bernadine. “To Bonnie Cashin, Obsolescence in Fashion is Obsolete.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 50. May 01 1970. ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

Nemy, Enid. “Bonnie Cashin, Who Helped Americans on With Their Sportswear, Dies at 84.” The New York Times. 04 Feb. 2000. Web. 07 Nov. 2013.

New York Times. “American Collections: Cashin Makes Deft Use of Leather.” New York Times Magazine (1923- Current File). Oct 26 1960. ProQuest. Web. 28 October 2014.

New York Times. “Cashin’s Clothes: Three Decades of Comfort” New York Times Magazine. Jul 3 1978. ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Web. 31 October 2014.

“Obituaries; Bonnie Cashin; Influential Fashion Designer.” Los Angeles Times, Feb 06, 2000.

“ON BALANCE.” 2007.WWD 193 (27): 1.

Peterson, Samantha. “American National Biography Online: Cashin, Bonnie.” Cashin, Bonnie. N.p., Jan. 2002. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. <>.

Peterson, Samantha  “Cashin, Bonnie,” American National Biography Online, Jan. 2002, accessed October 28, 204.

Phelan, Peggy. Art and Feminism. Phaidon. London. 2001. Print.

Preston, Ruth. “Bonnie Cashin’s Noh Play.” New York Post. 5 May 1972.

Queen, Sally, and Vicki L. Berger. Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States. Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2006.

Rennolds Milbank, Caroline. Couture: The Great Designers. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc., 1985.

Robinson, Rebecca J. “American Sportswear: A Study Of The Origins And Women Designers From The 1930’s To The 1960’s.” Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2003.

Schmeiser, Lisa. “Bonnie Cash(ed)in On Fashion; Innovate: “The Mother of American Sportswear” Blended Creativity, Utility.” Investor’s Business Daily, Inc., December 28, 2004, 10612890th ed., LEADERS & SUCCESS sec. Accessed October 28, 2014.

Seeling, Charlotte. Fashion: The Century of the Designer 1900-1999. Madrid: Kӧnemann, 1999.

Scully, James. “Cashin In.” Harper’s Bazaar (2000-Current File) ProQuest Web. 28 October 2014.

Scully, James. 2000. Cashin In. Fifty years after her debut, Bonnie Cashin’s style returns to the runway. Harper’s Bazaar. (3464):156.

Spindler, Amy M. “Design for Living.” The New York Times, January 7, 2003.

Steele, Valerie, ed. “Leather and Suede.” Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Vol. 2. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005. 343-345.

Steele, Valerie. Women of Fashion: Twentieth-Century Designers. New York: Rizzoli, 1991.

Stegemeyer, Anne. Who’s Who in Fashion. New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 2004.

Shirts, Kristen. “Cashin, Bonnie.” Grove Art OnlineOxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. <>.

Spindler, Amy M. “Design for Living.” New York Times Magazine Jan 07 2001: 42,6.42. ProQuest. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

Steele, Valerie. “Bonnie Cashin.” Women of Fashion: Twentieth-century Designers. New York: Rizzoli International, 1991. 142-43. Print.

Sutton, Tina. 2004. “SUEDE HEREAFTER.” Boston Globe, Dec 12, 14.

The Fashion Book. Singapore: Phaidon Limited, 1998. Print.

Thomas, Kay. “Fashion and the Cult of Cashin: Bonnie’s a Standout Amid Individualists.” Sunday News. 27 March 1966.

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White, Jackie. “Concept of Comfort Pushed American Fashion to the Forefront Exhibit Honors Sportswear That Changed the Way Women Could Look.” The Kansas City Star, April 19, 1998, METROPOLITAN ed., LOOK sec.

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Zill, Jo A. “Leather Like You’ve Never Seen.” N.p., n.d. SI Vault. Sports Illustrator. Web. 5 Mar. 1962. <>.