Saturday, 28 January 2012

Harper's Bazaar 1951 has a great Ben Zuckerman ad by Bosc. The ad has a great coat in a dark shade, full skirted and with a collar that reminds me of a flower petal opening to the sun. The jacket is enhanced by a fur scarf and muff, perfect to keep the wearer warm as it appears to be snowing in the ad.

In the background you can see people hurrying about. I believe that this ad is meant to portray New York city on a cold winter day.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

An undated ad from Neiman Marcus for a great Ben Zuckerman suit. The suit appears to be made of tweed, probably in a grey shade.

The jacket has great cuffs with a feature button. Another interesting feature is the curved hem, longer in the back than the front of the jacket.

The model has accessorized the suit with a fur scarf, which draws attention to her pretty face.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

From 1959, a silk satin Ben Zuckerman coat, in the empire line. The coat has 3/4 length sleeves and a very feminine bow at the bustline. The skirt flares gently from beneath the bow.

This coat would have been perfect for a cocktail party.

Monday, 16 January 2012

An ad from 1959 featuring a striking Ben Zuckerman suit with a jacket that flares slightly at the back.

'Ben Zuckerman's riding jacket suit... a double breasted shaping of pink imported wool. $199.95'

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Here we have a Ben Zuckerman suit in a bright red. This suit is made from a very heavy wool that would keep anyone warm on a cold day. The suit has a typical Zuckerman skirt, slightly A-line and simple in design. The jacket is double breasted and is fastened by bright gold coloured buttons. The sleeves are three-quarter length. The jacket also has pockets at the waistline.

Photos courtesy of Circa1955 Vintage.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

An undated Ben Zuckerman, sold at Neiman Marcus.

This suit is really spectacular! It is a pale colour, and features a cut away jacket- short in the front and long in the back. There are curving pockets on the hip and bust and the jacket is fastened at the neckline with 2 buttons. The jacket almost appears to be a wrap style.

The sleeves are also interesting- there is a seam running down the back of the sleeve and the sleeves are also quite full on the upper arm but taper gracefully to a cuff at a bracelet length.

The skirt is quite simple and plain, which allows the jacket to shine.

Monday, 9 January 2012

This is a great tweed Ben Zuckerman suit, with some really nice design features. The collar of the jacket is slightly larger than might be expected and draws the eye to the face of the wearer.

The jacket also has a half belt, which is only seen in the front. Most half belts are on the back of jackets, making this one rather unusual.

There are also two faux pockets on the bust of the jacket.

Photos courtesy of Maefair Vintage.