It was made for the chicest of Holt Renfrew ladies, in Scotland by Bonnie Cashin at Ballantyne, in the early 60's. She designed there from '64-'68.
Apparently, the buyer for I Miss You, undoubtedly the best vintage store I've ever seen anywhere (you'd never know it wasn't new stuff except it's all one of a kind), got it along with 3 other fab sweaters at an estate sale in Rosedale recently. I can only imagine what this little swatch of cashmere has seen.
Each of the sweaters was utterly darling - and flattering. One, in camel (by Pringle), had a gorgeous bow at the collar. Another was pumkin-coloured. And all of them were cropped in this way. (Apparently, their former owner knew what she liked.) I would happily have bought them all (you know I am telling the truth) but, alas, at $110.00 each, that was not in the cards. Unfortunate really, as they are perfect pieces; cheap at the price, though pricey.
I've been shopping at I Miss You for years now. Every time I take a friend - and I've taken many - she comes out with at least 4 stunning and life-changing pieces.
Hilly and I discussed how much the vintage reminded us of her incredibly stylish mother, a woman who was wearing Yamamoto with Hermes almost 25 years ago... What a lovely day we had.