Saturday, 23 June 2012

'Ben Zuckerman's circle coat of imported British tweed, shawl-collared and lined in moleskin, curved suit beneath.'
This suit and coat retailed at Julius Garfinckel and would have likely cost in the range of $400-$500, a significant amount at the time (early 1950s).

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

From 1953, a fashion illustration by Fernando Bosc. This is a supremely feminine coat with a tiny waist highlighted by the black trim just below the waist. The coat is also trimmed at the neckline and cuffs. The skirt of the jacket is full and the model sports all the typical 1950's accessories, including a hat, gloves, pearl necklace and high heel shoes.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

From Vogue, 1964- a Ben Zuckerman suit designed by Harry Shacter.
The suit is in a pale wool, with very interesting seaming in the centre of the jacket.
The suit is accessorized with a striking necklace, perhaps made of leather.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

From Town & Country magazine, February 1957, Dina Merrill wears a Ben Zuckerman suit made of  Coudurier tweed, with matching silk-surah blouse. She was photographed by Stephen Colhoun.
Dina Merrill was born in 1925, the only daughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Post Cereals heiress. She became an actress and appeared in 22 movies. In recent years she has dedicated herself to charitible works.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

From 1962 a short jacket with bow-tied blouse and full skirt by Ben Zuckerman worn with Sally Victor hat.
The photo was taken by Howell Conant, the well known photographer of the 1950's and 60's. Born in 1916, he rose to prominence after taking a series of photos of Grace Kelly in 1955, including the famous photo of her rising from the sea with wet hair. He continued to photograph her after her marriage and took the annual Christmas card photograph of Princess Grace and her family. He died in 1999.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

This is a Ben Zuckerman suit from the 1950's. It features a great jacket trimmed in fur with a matching hat as well as a pencil skirt.
This suit was sold at Stanley Korshak, a high end department store located in Dallas, Texas. The store is still in existance today. It specialises in designer clothing and accessories, jewelry as well as a bridal store.

Monday, 4 June 2012

This is a great photo of model Maggi Eckardt in houndstooth coat by Ben Zuckerman. The photo was taken by Art Kane and published in Queen magazine 1962.
Maggi Eckardt was a top model in the 1960s. She was from Australia and was the second wife of Australian advertising and broadcasting entrepreneur John Singleton.
Art Kane was a visionary photographer born in 1925. He was best known for his photographs of musicians including Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. He died in 1995.
Queen magazine was a British publication started in 1861 which focused on British 'high society'. In 1968 the magazine was sold to Harper's Bazaar, where it became Harper & Queen, until 1970 when it was incorporated into Harper's Bazaar.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Here we can see a great Ben Zuckerman suit, undated, made up of a jacket, shell and skirt, wonderfully accessorized by a hat, gloves and brooch.
This type of ladylike suit was truly a Ben Zuckerman staple.