Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category
I found a perfect quote for NisN while reading about Girard today.
Nothing is new, but personal interpretation can often be so.
– Alexander Girard, 1956
Weird losers submitted in competition included dragon’s tooth-like design made of one plywood piece.
Weird losers submitted in competition included a plywood hoop holding a
rubber sheet which gives under the sitter.
Weird losers submitted in competition included this chair whose back and seat are suspended by nylon cords.
Fashion designer Bonnie Cashin via Bonnie Cashin Foundation
The La-La Girls
As a child attending the popular theater, Cashin was enchanted by “the la-la girls . . . the lights – the music – the color.” By the time she was a teen, her heart was set on becoming a chorus girl. Cashin auditioned to join a dance troupe, but at just over five feet tall, her hopes were dashed when she faced the line of long limbs doing high kicks.
Rather than start her dance routine, she exclaimed to the managers “I can’t do that, but I can draw,” and held out her sketchbook from the stage. She was hired on the spot as their costume designer. This selection of drawings is from the childhood portfolio that helped her secure her first “dream” job.