Sunday, 30 December 2012

This is a great mid 1960's Ben Zuckerman coat in a pale blue. The coat is double breasted and has 3/4 length sleeves with faux flap pockets (but real hidden pockets).
This coat illustrates how Ben Zuckerman was moving with the times, it is a more youthful and 'modern' take on fashion.
Photos courtesy of Goldstein Museum of Design.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

This is a 1950's Ben Zuckerman suit in grey wool. It's a feminine delight! The skirt is gently flared and falls to below the knee.
The real standout is the jacket- it nips at the waist and is trimmed in a paler grey grosgrain ribbon with ribbon rosettes as buttons.
The suit was sold at the French Shops at Filene's, Boston. This venerable store was opened in 1881. The French shop started out selling only French models, but by 1940 it also carried the cream of American designers. Filene's closed in 2006.
Photos courtesy of Public Couture Ltd.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

I just adore this Ben Zuckerman ensemble- it really looks fantastic. It consists of a camel blouse and skirt in a thick wool with a band collar and faux pockets at the waist of the blouse.  It also has a half belt.
The coat is charcoal and it echos the banded collar of the blouse by having a similar, slightly wider band all around the opening of the coat.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Much like the suit below, this late 1950's Ben Zuckerman pays tribute to Chanel. It is perfectly tailored and the distinctive pattern of the blouse is echoed in the lining of the jacket.
The label on this suit is like no other Zuckerman I have seen- perhaps this suit was a one off made for an important client.
Photos courtesy of Goldstein Museum of Design.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Here is a festive Ben Zuckerman coat in a greaat red and green brocade. The pattern is an abstract flower/plant design. The coat has great large pockets and wonderful buttons that perfectly compliment the coat.

The most fantastic thing about the coat though is the great green satin lining- what a great surprise when you take the coat off!
Photos courtesy of Dane Vintage.