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Bonnie Cashin American Sportswear Collection Rehousing Project
Gayle Strege, Ohio State University

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Cashin Copycats Blogpost (Blog Post)
Title: Cashin Copycats Blogpost
Author: Bonnie Thibault
Abstract: Bonnie Cashin, one of the "Mothers of American Sportswear," had a 40-year long career in which she created some of the most unique and original designs for women that played a certain role, not just followed fashion trends. As often happens in the world of fashion, successful designs are copied without credit going to the originators of those designs. Designers such as Raf Simons for Calvin Klein in 2018 have been singled out in Stephanie Lake's Instagram account, Cashincopy, to show the blatant line for line copying of Cashin's designs without proper credit being given to the woman with the design originality.
Date: 09/26/2019
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Primary URL Description: Blog post for The Ohio State University Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
Blog Title: Cashin Copycats
Website: Clothes Lines (Blog of the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection)