Friday, 23 December 2011

This is a fantastic 1950's Ben Zuckerman suit in a rich black. You can see in several of the photos the nipped waist, made by the seams on the jacket of the suit.

The buttons are fabulous, made of cord and add a subtle decorative feature to this suit.

This suit seems made to to display a brooch, as is evident in these pictures!

Photos courtesy of DressingEmma.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Here is a lovely Ben Zuckerman coat in a great shade of red that would stand out from the typical black or grey winter coat.

The coat has striking black buttons and is trimmed at the cuffs and hem in black fur, probably mink.

Photos courtesy of Pie7Chow

Saturday, 17 December 2011

A Ben Zuckerman suit in black with an interesting surprise- a vivid blue lining!

The suit is double breasted and has wonderful buttons covered in jet. The excellent tailoring can be seen in some of the photos- the seams are designed to make the suit fit like a glove.

An interesting feature is at the bottom of ths skirt- the material is a slightly different shade of black. This may or may not be original- it may have been a clever addition to make the skirt a bit longer.

Photos courtesy of Dane Vintage.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

From the March 1965 Harper's Bazaar- a Ben Zuckerman ensemble in a pale colour- perhaps white, blue or pink.
The outfit has a shell that appears to have epaulettes, and is princess seamed. It is likely that it is covering a dress, rather than a skirt,though the top part of the dress would have been made in the same material as the lining and would not have been designed to be seen.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Here is a Ben Zuckerman suit in navy blue. It is a really heavy fabric, made from top quality wool.

The jacket has two patch pockets and decorative buttons. The skirt is pleated and lined in pellon to give the skirt some volume.

Most interestingly, there is a fantastic lining in the jacket- something for the wearer alone to know about!

Photos courtesy of Violetville Vintage.

Friday, 9 December 2011

This is a beautiful Ben Zuckerman jacket in a soft, rich black velvet. This jacket was likely part of a suit.

The jacket has 4 patch pockets and has fantastic jet black buttons. It was sold at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photos courtesy of Hautehunter Vintage.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Here is a purple tweed Ben Zuckerman suit with some really interesting details. The pockets are decoratively stitched and there is a bow-like design on the back of the neck.

The suit was sold at Swanson's, Kansas City, which was a department store that is no longer around, like so many other department stores.

Photos courtesy of Luv_kitsch Vintage.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

From March 1965 Harper's Bazaar- a lavender Ben Zuckerman suit. The suit is double breasted, with a plain, straight skirt.
The model is wearing a striking hat that has a darker lavender on the top and lighter underneath- much like the suit which appears to have a slightly lighter jacket and darker skirt.

This is a late 1960's Ben Zuckerman dress, in a very pale celery green. The dress is simple and rather stark, but is tailored expertly and has buttons running from the neckline to the waist.

This dress is much more youthful than the Zuckerman designs of the 1950's, which reflected the change in fashion in general during the mid to late 1960's.

Photos courtesy of Circa1955 Vintage.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

From the 15 October, 1959 Vogue- a black brocade dress and jacket, with a hat by Emme and a large brooch by Eisenberg. This outfit would have been worn for a cocktail party or perhaps the theatre. The jacket has large cuffs and the dress appears to have a bow at the waist to add even more feminity to the the ensemble.

Eisenberg & Sons jewelry was well known during the period of the 1930's to 70's. Eisenberg started as a dress company that came up with the interesting idea of adding costume jewelry to their dresses to add to their appeal. The jewelry was so well made and desireable that women did not want to buy the dresses, and in some cases the jewelry was stolen. A decision was made to move into jewelry manufacturing.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Here is a really interesting Ben Zuckerman suit, dating from the 1960's, in a brick red wool.

The skirt is a typical Ben Zuckerman, but the real star of the outfit is the jacket. It has 4 buttons right by the neckline and then no futher visible closings. The overall shape is almost fluted as the jacket flares out from the buttons. There are two small pockets and a faux belt on the back of the jacket.

Photos courtesy of Kad446.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

This is a fabulous Ben Zuckerman suit, dating from the late 1950's by my estimation. It had a double breasted jacket and straight skirt in grey wool. The special feature is a small and neat bow at the neck, which takes this somewhat severely tailored suit into the feminine world.

The suit retailed at Saxs Fifth Avenue and would no doubt have been a costly outfit.

Photos courtesy of Couture Allure Vintage.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Here is a tweed Ben Zuckerman suit dating from the early 1960's. The jacket's boxy shape echos the jackets worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The jacket has patch pockets and fastens with large mother-of-pearl buttons. The jacket is lined in pink silk which carries through to the lapels. The skirt is simple and ends just below the knees.

The suit is made of a great pink tweed. Tweed is a hard wearing wool cloth that has a 'heathered' appearance due to several different strands of wool in different colours being woven together.

This suit was retailed at Mabley & Carew, Cincinatti. Mabley & Carew was a high end department store opened in 1877 by C.R Mabley and Joseph Carew. The two men were from merchants from Detroit and had ended up stranded in Cincinatti after they missed a train. They were walking around town and found a perfect site to set up a new store. Several stores were eventually set up but by the 1980's all had closed and the flagship store had been torn down.
Photos courtesy of Aren.