Wednesday, 16 August 2017


This gorgeous Ben Zuckerman coat, dating from the early 1960's is beautifully tailored and very flattering. The coat has large lapels and collar, 3/4 length sleeves and an empire style waistline. This coat would have been perfect for wearing during the day.
The coat was made with material from Anglo Mills, who produced very high quality fabrics. Sadly Anglo Mills closed in 1998 and the derelict factory burnt to the ground some time after that.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


This is a photograph of a window display, dating from 1957, in Bonwit Teller's flagship New York Store, featuring women's suit by Ben Zuckerman. The mannequin is wearing a hat, gloves, jewelry and holding an umbrella.  A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's suits inspired purists lines designer news by Christian Dior."

Saturday, 22 July 2017


An ad dating from 1956 by Nan Duskin, featuring a lovely Ben Zuckerman ensemble.
Ben Zuckerman designs for dinner and theatre. The dress, a black wool sheath, the jacket, American broadtail, collared in white mink. $535.'
Nan Duskin was a luxury boutique in Philadelphia. The shop, named after it's owner, opened in 1927 and eventually encompassed three locations. The stores closed in 1994.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017






These screen captures are from a fashion show held in 1956 and broadcast on The Today Show in America.
The model is wearing a lovely tweed coat with a full skirt, patch pockets and a black bow at the neckline. The model is wearing gloves and a fur hat.

Monday, 10 July 2017



Dating from 1953, this is a photograph of a window display from Bonwit Teller's New York store.
It features plaid and solid dress suits designed by Ben Zuckerman.  A banner on the bottom of the display reads "Suit magnificance from Bonwit's designer collection. Fourth Floor Suit Salon, this by Ben Zuckerman."

Thursday, 15 June 2017




This is a Ben Zuckerman ensemble, consisting of a sleeveless sheath-style dress, knee length and fitted. The matching jacket is double breasted with very large lapels and collar and decorative, vaguely military buttons.
This outfit dates from the late 1960's, and was Ben Zuckerman's interpretation of the Youthquake styles of that time. The dress length is shorter than Zuckerman's of previous years, making this outfit perfect for the older customer who wanted to be fashionable without exposing too much flesh.
Photos courtesy of Atomic Century.


From the mid 1950's, a Ben Zuckerman suit, left and a Bruno Original suit, right.
'Trim suit, modern as a Stratocaster, are the first choice for the travel-wise woman for speedy trips.
Left, a miron-corded striped worsted, a fabric that sheds wrinkles easily, has a straight, slim skirt,  rounded hipline and wide lapels. Right, another wrinkle-defying suit in Forstmann's tweed that has a belted back, rounded hip and slightly full, gored skirt.'