Friday, 30 January 2015

A Ben Zuckerman advertisement from 1951, featuring a lovely coat worn in front of the Washington Monument- illustrating that while the fashion lines might be Parisian, the clothes themselves were solidly American.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Here is a lovely Ben Zuckerman cocktail dress, in sparkly stripes. Zuckerman was known as a coat and suit manufacturer but he did make dress, albeit very tailored ones like this one in silk and wool. It has 3/4 length sleeves and bright buttons to the waist.
The dress was sold at The Needlecraft, Boardwalk, Atlantic City, which was, no doubt a high end boutique.
Photos courtesy of AStarsClosetJupiter.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

This truly lovely Ben Zuckerman cocktail suit is a delight in shocking pink. It features a dress and matching jacket, with in all likelihood a matching shell (probably heavily beaded). The jacket is single breasted with a beaded collar and decorative buttons and the dress is knee-length with a tulip shaped skirt. Perfect for wearing to a ladies lunch or for a cocktail party.
Photos courtesy of AStarsclosetJupiter.

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Pale Suit, Now Playing it straight.
A beautifully structured straight fall of flat pale wool, in a paleness somewhere between fawn and grey- the long, vertical lines marked off by rows of gunmetal buttons. The planning here is all subtlety and charm.... the narrow set-in sleeves, narrow flip of collar: the offhand pockets in the skirt; the jacket's quiet little finale of welt seaming- this, restated in the sleeves. Suit of brushed wool broadcloth by Ben Zuckerman. Gloves by Fuchs, Bracelets, heavy spirals of gold, from Tiffany, Adolfo's wrapped kerchief of shiny brown leather.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman coat dress in ivory wool. It has elbow length sleeves, patch pockets, hidden buttons and a belt that is elasticated in the back. It is very substantial, and the wool has a ribbed pattern.
Photos courtesy of Linda The Treasure Hunter.