Saturday, 31 October 2015

This lovely Ben Zuckerman coat dates from the 1960's. It is princess seamed in pink wool, and is trimmed at the cuffs and neckline in Chinchilla. This would have been a very expensive coat at the time, probably in the $900 range which would have been close to 2 months wages for the average American.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman suit, in a thick tweed, dates from the late 1950's. The jacket is very well tailored, with 4 patch pockets and large, decorative buttons.
This suit perfectly illustrates Ben Zuckerman's expertise as a tailor. It is deceptively simple, and is in a conservative style that would not date easily. It was designed to flatter the wearer and would be the perfect backdrop for any accessories.
Photos courtesy of betmcc1.

Friday, 23 October 2015

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 March, 1960.
'The reversible coat is back in fashion's spotlight. This style, by Ben Zuckerman combines grey wool with off-white. Details include patch pockets and pearl buttons.'

Friday, 16 October 2015

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 February, 1957.
'Navy reefer is interpreted in an Italian diagonal fabric, stars brass button trim. By Ben Zuckerman, this coat will appear during an invitation breakfast showing Wednesday at Lord & Taylor. Mr Zuckerman will introduce the fashions.'

Friday, 9 October 2015

From February, 1960-  The Tunic Suit.
'From the centre of interest, an extravagant feminine pouf of tailoring... a pipestem skirt...petitpoint wool almost as light as an early spring mist... only Ben Zuckerman can design it so it does something wonderful for everyone size 10 to 16. Put yourself in this navy and see the fashion world. $245. Philadelphia suit salon, fourth floor.  Bonwit Teller.'

Thursday, 1 October 2015

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 February, 1957.
'Minutely checked brown and white wool suit for spring features a slim skirt and companion jacket, belted at the natural waistline by a mere ribbon of patent leather.'