Saturday, 20 December 2014

This lovely Ben Zuckerman coat, possibly once part of a suit, is a delight! Made of thick purple wool, and feature slash pockets, a shawl collar with a split in the back. This coat was sold at Marie Evelyn, Traverse City, which was in all likelihood, a high end boutique.
Photos courtesy of Pinktigernphiney.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

This is a late 1950's Ben Zuckerman suit and blouse. This is a clear homage to Chanel- the suit is a boxy cut and the lining of the jacket matches the blouse. It's a demure, ladylike suit that would look great today.
Photos courtesy of the Goldstein Museum of Design.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

This Ben Zuckerman coat features in a 1955 advertisement for Chrysler Imperial- 'The Smartest Women in the World are now seen in Imperials.' The ad also featured dresses by Galanos and Mollie Parnis.
This suit is fitted at the top and flares at the waist. It has large pockets and the hip and is trimmed with fur at the collar and wrist.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

This Ben Zuckerman suit dates from the mid to late 1960's and is bright and busy! The pattern is a more mature and conservative version of 'flower power'. The jacket is collarless and has 3/4 sleeves with a vent at either side of the opening. The skirt is simple and relatively short. The suit is made of silk.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

This Ben Zuckerman coat dates from the mid to late 1950's. It is made of very substantial tweed, as evidenced by the second photo.
The coat is single breasted and has 3 large buttons. There are 3/4 length sleeves which are trimmed in fox fur. This coat would have been ideal for day wear.

Photos courtesy of New York City Design Resource.

Friday, 21 November 2014

These three Ben Zuckerman dresses are really lovely and unusual. They are all shift dresses in wool, in cream, pink and blue. All feature wonderful buttons that are so typical of Zuckerman's. The dresses are all short sleeved and 2 button down the length of the dress, whereas the pink dress has buttons that end halfway down the dress.
The cream dress has a rarely used Zuckerman label that I have only ever seen once before. It may be that this dress was made specifically for a client who was perhaps a very good customer.

Photos courtesy of Linda the Treasure Hunter.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

This advertisement dates from 1954. It shows a super feminine suit, with a tiny waist, full skirt and soft shoulders. The suit is accessorised with a hat, gloves and pearl earrings, as well as an adorable dog.

Monday, 10 November 2014

This lovely green velvet suit by Ben Zuckerman probably dates from the mid to late 1950's. It is made of very substantial, firm velvet and was probably worn as a cocktail suit with a dressy blouse or shell underneath the jacket.
The skirt is typical Ben Zuckerman, straight and classic. The jacket is mid-length with decorative buttons and loop closures.
Photos courtesy of KittensCaboodles.

Monday, 3 November 2014

This lovely and feminine Ben Zuckerman suit dates from the early 1950's. It has a long, slightly flared skirt and a jacket with a tiny waist and a bow detail at the neck. The suit is made of wool and would have been worn with gloves and perhaps a hat made of matching material.
Photos courtesy of Vintage Martini.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

From 1961- a Ben Zuckerman coat and dress ensemble in pink cotton pique. This outfit would be perfect for spring- you could wear the coat when it is colder and remove it as the weather improves.
Piqué, or marcella, refers to a weaving style, normally used with cotton yarn, which is characterized by raised parallel cords or fine ribbing. Twilled cotton and corded cotton are close relatives.
Photo courtesy of CoutureAllure.

Monday, 27 October 2014


This is lovely Ben Zuckerman suit, dating from the late 1950's, in a bright red.
The suit is made of heave wool woven into a zig-zag pattern. The jacket is single breasted with large, decorative buttons so typical of Ben Zuckerman. The skirt is simple and classic.
Photos courtesy of Nevaeh1959.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

This wonderful Ben Zuckerman suit, which dates from 1958, is a delight! Made of purple houndstooth wool, and trimmed with beaver at the cuff and collar, it has a peplum jacket and a straight skirt. The jacket is belted at the waist, which draws the eyes to the slim middle section.
This suit was sold at Levine & Smith, New York, which was a ladies' wear store founded in 1948.  The store no longer exists.
Photos courtesy of Monag764

Saturday, 18 October 2014

This wonderful Ben Zuckerman suit dates from the early to mid 1960's. It is made of a very substantial (and expensive!) wool in a pale pink. The jacket is single breasted with pockets at the waist. The buttons are exquisite- almost like jewellery.
The skirt is a slight A-line and is a very classic style that would not look out of place today. This suit is not couture but isn't far off, there is a real attention to detail and the workmanship is top notch.
This beautiful suit was sold at Martha's, Palm Beach, New York, Miami Beach. Martha's was a very high end boutique that sold only the finest clothing, including many French designers such as Dior. I
Photos courtesy of Catbooks Vintage1940.