Friday, 31 July 2015

From The Chicago Tribune, 10 January 1957.
'Highlight of the Ben Zuckerman collection was a little boy cutaway jacket suit, designed to be worn with the jacket open to reveal a frothy blouse beneath. This is of brown and white tweed.'

Sunday, 26 July 2015

From The Chicago Tribune, 22 July, 1956- No facet of fashion is more interesting than the return of a variety of furs.
'Deep piled Nutria reversible jacket, companion piece to a dress of oatmeal tweed by Ben Zuckerman.'
Nutria is made from the coypu, which is a semi-aquatic mammal native to South America. It first became internationally popular as a fur in the 1930s, when it was worn by Hollywood stars

Thursday, 16 July 2015

From The Chicago Tribune, 14 January, 1954
'Black silk ottoman cocktail or party coat contrasted with black satin, a Ben Zuckerman original for Spring and Summer.'
This lovely coat flares over a very tight fitting skirt or dress. It is beautifully accessorized by a cartwheel hat.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

From The Chicago Tribune, 6 October, 1967
'Sure to be a star in the Cradle Benefit Fashion Show. The coat dress at it's most elegant. By Ben Zuckerman, it's in white camel hair, superbly cut for a more fitted look, and belted low. Hat of brown leather, with tortoise chain banding by Emme picks up the brown tones of the coat dress buttons.'

From The Chicago Tribune, 21 August 1952- New Woollen Weaves Are Interesting.
'Violet Bonner models a three piece Ben Zuckerman in Fashion Group's Fall Showing of important designers at the Blackstone Hotel.'
The Blackstone Hotel is a Beaux Art hotel dating from 1910. It was frequented by notable politicians and movie stars, and is still open to this day.