Saturday, 28 November 2015

From Truth Magazine, Sydney, Australia-
'White Dressing- Winter white is the theme for suits and coats, designed in London and New York in shades ranging from pure frosty white to creamy top-of-the-milk tones.
Pockets in line with the off-set collar, detail this off-white brushed wool coat designed in New York by Ben Zuckerman.'

Friday, 20 November 2015

This is a Ben Zuckerman suit, in green and pink tweed, dating from the early 1960's. It is obviously influenced by Chanel, down to the weighted chain in the jacket's hem to help the jacket hang properly.
The skirt is a faux wrap style and falls to just below the knee. The suit is beautifully understated and feminine and is tailored to perfection.
Photos courtesy of Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

From The Sydney Morning Herald- 25 September, 1952.
'Ben Zuckerman, winner of the Tenth Annual (1952) American Fashion Critics Award for his 'impressive contribution to the beauty, distinction and originality of coat and suit fashions.'
This is a picture of Mr Zuckerman working on a suit of his own design. You can get a sense of his worldwide importance, as this article appears in an Australian newspaper.

Friday, 13 November 2015

This is a Ben Zuckerman coat, dating from 1951 was photographed by Richard Avedon.
It's a real beauty, in grey tweed with very large lapels, and pale fold-back cuffs. The coat doesn't have any buttons or fastenings, which makes this a clutch coat, a very popular style at this time. The wearer would 'clutch' the coat closed when needed.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

This interesting picture, taken by Richard Avedon in 1962, features two Ben Zuckerman coats.
The coat in the foreground is double breasted in a light wool with contrasting buttons and a small peter pan collar. The rear coat is hounds tooth and is also double breasted and is collarless. Both coats appear to have bracelet length sleeves.