Tuesday, 17 April 2018

What a perfect coat! This Ben Zuckerman coat, dating from the mid 1950's is likely made of silk. It is beautifully tailored, with a wonderful collar that is part of the bodice. The waist is tiny and it is very likely that the model wore a 'waspie' corset under her clothes.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

This is a wonderful Ben Zuckerman suit, featured on the cover of Vogue, which gives an idea of the importance and esteem Zuckerman was held in.
The suit is navy and is accessorised in the traditional white. The suit is single breasted and has brass buttons, giving this suit the feeling of a uniform.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018


This is a really lovely Ben Zuckerman coat dating from the 1950's. It is long and has soft shoulders rather than the typical tailored shoulders used by Zuckerman. The coat has a lovely detail in the 'belt' closure which helps to define the waist.
Photos courtesy of ListIt Café.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

This Ben Zuckerman suit dates from the late 1950's. The suit has a straight skirt and a most interesting jacket- nipped waist and a petal-like hem.
The model has accessorised the suit with matching gloves, hat and scarf.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

This is a gorgeous 1950's wool coat, in black and white. The coat has a fitted waist and full skirt, with 3/4 length sleeves, hip pockets and is double breasted.
This coat was sold at the Mayfair Shop/Marshall Field's. Mayfair was a large shopping mall opened in 1958 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Marshall Field was the 'anchor' of this mall, which still exists today.
Photos courtesy of Doozie's Vintage

Thursday, 8 March 2018

This pink wool suit dates from 1963. The skirt is a typically simple design and the jacket is single breasted and trimmed in black at the collar, hem and pockets.
This beautiful suit was sold at Dayton's Oval Room. Dayton's was an American department store chain founded in Minneapolis in 1902 by George Draper Dayton. In 1969, the Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Company merged with the Dayton Company to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation, adding 21 Michigan-based stores to the total. In 1990, the department store division of Dayton–Hudson acquired Chicago-based Marshall Field's. Both Dayton's and Hudson's retained their individual store names until 2001, when they were united under the Marshall Field's nameplate. From 2006 to 2017 the store was operated under Macy's. The flagship store closed in 2017.
The Oval Room was for the highest end clothing, with many French labels as well as the very best customer service.
Photos courtesy of Goldstein Museum of Design

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Dating from the mid to late 1960's, this coat is mod-inspired.
It is made of a dark wool, perhaps black or grey, and has 3/4 length sleeves, large patch pockets and is single breasted. It is quite slim fitted and is a youthful look.