Monday, 19 February 2018






This is a gorgeous pink tweed Ben Zuckerman suit, dating from the 1950's. It is beautifully tailored, as seen in the photograph of the shoulder seam. The tweed is substantial, and very heavy, which allows the jacket of the suit to stay closed without any fastenings.
This suit was sold at Montaldo's, a lady’s specialty shop, was started in 1919 by two sisters, Lillian and Nelle Montaldo. It was a pioneer in the field of ladies’ ready-to-wear and was known for their high quality and personal service. The stores closed in 1995.
Photos courtesy of VintageLoveLove88.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018








This is a gorgeous Ben Zuckerman ensemble, consisting of a fitted sleeveless dress, beautifully cut and a jacket trimmed in Persian Lamb. This outfit probably dates from the early 1960's and is made of very heavy black wool.
Photos courtesy of Gold Door Vintage.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018






This is a very special Ben Zuckerman ensemble. Made up of a long, sleeveless dress and a short sleeved jacket without fastenings, it seems to shout warm holiday wear, perhaps Florida or the Caribbean.
The outfit was made by Ben Zuckerman, and it could be considered 'demi couture'. This outfit was made for one specific lady. It is very likely that she found an outfit she like from Ben Zuckerman's collection and had him make her a slightly different version with material that she herself chose. This makes this outfit 'one of a kind' and was something that Ben Zuckerman did from time to time for very good customers.
Photos courtesy of Windermere Studios.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018



This lovely Ben Zuckerman suit in magenta dates from the mid 1960's.
It consists of a skirt, sleeveless double breasted vest and double breasted jacket. The ensemble is beautifully tailored and would have been worn during the day for meetings, work or other similar events.

Thursday, 18 January 2018



Dating from 1951, this photo features three models wearing very fashionable suits.
The model on the left is wearing a suit by Dior, and the model on the right wears Nettie Rosenstein.
The middle model is wearing a wool suit and fur lined coat by Ben Zuckerman.





 



This is a really stunning Ben Zuckerman suit in very heavy red wool. The suit is single breasted and has a black mink collar and gold buttons.
This suit was sold at Adolfe Zelinka New York, which was a high end store selling women's clothing.
Photos courtesy of Gold Door Vintage.


Wednesday, 10 January 2018







This is a gorgeous cocktail coat dating from the early 1960's. It is made of satin and velvet, in taupe and brown.
This coat may have had a matching dress and would have been accessorised with beautiful shoes, jewellery and perhaps a small hat.
Photos courtesy of Hackpro.