Thursday, 31 December 2015

Dating from 1966, this is a  Ben Zuckerman coat-' Meticulous tailoring in a white double-breasted coat in nubby Anglo Fabric.'
This coat was shown in a tie-in advertisement for the movie 'The Chase', staring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando. It is not indicated whether this coat was used in the movie or was just inspired by the The Chase.

Friday, 25 December 2015

An interesting ad- for Texolite paint- featuring a lovely Ben Zuckerman cocktail ensemble.
'Fashion Rated Colours in Texolite Paint- perfect setting for you- Texolite fashion rated colours. For your dress.... your colouring.... your own so-individual personality!
Perfect indication, too, that you are aware of the subtle ways of style- for these delightful new pastels take their inspiration from the fashions of the day.'
The outfit featured in this ad is made of silk satin, in an emerald green. The dress is tightly belted, and is topped by a cape like coat trimmed at the neck by a huge fur collar.

Monday, 21 December 2015

From 1967- a Ben Zuckerman suit.
This suit dates from the very tail end of Ben Zuckerman's career (his house closed the following year).
Ben Zuckerman had a conservative clientele, who wished to follow current fashion while still remaining traditional. This suit perfectly illustrates this. By 1967 fashions were all about the 'youthquake'- with short skirts and girlish fashions the norm. This suit was a younger look, the skirt knee length but it still retained a more conventional look.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

What a gorgeous coat! Made from very lightweight wool, it features huge cuffs decorated with large buttons.
The coat has a nipped waist and has an asymmetric closure. This coat is in a neutral colour, to allow the design of the coat to shine through.
Photos courtesy of Trixie Fried Vintage.

Monday, 7 December 2015

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman jacket, once part of a suit. It dates from the 1950's. It is made of grey wool, and it features a tiny waist, and an interesting collar that starts as lapels and becomes a bertha collar at the rear.
The jacket was sold at Rose Alkon, Detroit. This was a boutique that was located on The Avenue of Fashion in Detroit, an upscale fashion district full of higher end stores.
Photos courtesy of Farmhouse_Vintage.

Friday, 4 December 2015

From Truth Magazine (Sydney),  8 November, 1953- 'Cool as cologne on a hot summer day is a frost white suit, designed for elegance and comfort in Paris or New York.'
Frosty white embroidered Egyptian cotton is used by Ben Zuckerman of New York for an afternoon suit with a figure flattering jacket, which is arched at the hip line and fastened with close set pearl buttons.