Saturday, 25 February 2012

From 1957- a Ben Zuckerman suit, in a dark colour (likely black) with striking white buttons, and accessories in white including a white hat, gloves and blouse.
This photo was taken by Gordon Parks, the groundbreaking photographer who made his name working for Life Magazine. Born in 1912 in Kansas, Parks was African American, and he portrayed the racism in society with his pictures. Parks also became the first major black director with his 1969 film 'The Learning Tree', though he is probably best known for another film 'Shaft'. Parks died in 2006.

Monday, 20 February 2012

This is a great Ben Zuckerman suit in grey. The skirt, which is not seen, is a slight a-line. The jacket is really special- it falls to hip length. There is a scarf, made of fur, which can be tied or left to hang. This suit is made of a very heavy wool and would keep the wearer warm on cold days.

Photos courtesy of d-white-757.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

What a wonderful Ben Zuckerman coat! This coat is princess seamed, and has a half belt in the back. The skirt of the coat flares out in a very feminine way. The sleeves are 3/4 length and feature cuffs.

The most interesting thing about this coat is the material. I believe it is wool and it is woven in a way that makes it look like corduroy.

Photos courtesy of KlassyKlassics.