Saturday, 31 December 2016

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman jacket that would have had a matching skirt at one point. It is made of a heavy corded wool in pale yellow. The jacket is single breasted and the sleeves have wonderful turn back cuffs.
Photos courtesy of Mrs Sew-n-Sew.

Friday, 23 December 2016

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman jacket, that was likely paired with a skirt. The jacket is made of very heavy wool in a black and white herringbone pattern, and is trimmed in black braid. The style of the jacket is very Chanel.
Photos courtesy of WCM

Friday, 16 December 2016

This is a stunning Ben Zuckerman jacket, once part of a suit. It is made of a very heavy and substantial wool tweed and is trimmed in fox fur at the cuffs and collar. It is impeccably tailored and would have been a very expensive suit to buy. I believe it dates from the late `50's to early `60's.
Photos courtesy of Mel's Vanity.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Here we have a truly stunning Ben Zuckerman cocktail ensemble. It is made up of a skirt that is knee length, and a blouse that is short sleeved and fastens with buttons up the back.
The standout piece is the jacket, which fastens asymmetrically. It has a tie at the neckline, and can be tied however the wearer would like. This ensemble would be worn to cocktail parties and similar  evening events.
Photos courtesy of Walker Viden Luxury Consignment.

Friday, 9 December 2016

This stunning Ben Zuckerman suit dates from the early to mid 1960's. It's made of navy blue boucle tweed. The skirt is simple in design to allow the jacket to shine. The jacket is perfect, single breasted with a roll collar.
Photos courtesy of Vintage Couture.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

This is a gorgeous evening coat, in a thick pale blue wool. It is double breasted and has diamante buttons and a collar encrusted in rhinestones and pearls. The coat was sold at Rose Goldwasser, which was probably a high end boutique.
Photos courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

This gorgeous Ben Zuckerman suit dates from the late 1960's, towards the end of Ben Zuckerman's career. It is a pale grey wool, with a typical Zuckerman plain skirt, and a jacket that has 3/4 length sleeves, and a half belt at the waist. The model is wearing a fantastic hat, that almost resembles a towel wrapped around the head.

Friday, 11 November 2016

From November, 1958- Taupe wool suit by Ben Zuckerman has jacket over sheath with dress up or dress down bodice.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

From The Reading Eagle, 12 September, 1965-
Fall Theatre Suit by America's Master Tailor....Ben  Zuckerman.
Graceful new season silhouette interpreted in black wool crepe by Ben Zuckerman. Unusual pocket detailing and closing is done in black silk grosgrain. Come and see this and others in our designer collection of daytime and theatre suits. $325.

Friday, 21 October 2016

From The Madera Tribune, 3 March, 1955-
'Vertical pleats run into the pockets of this grey and white tweed suit, from the Ben Zuckerman collection. Under the black patent leather belt is a flat set in bell. The white silk scarf and carnation are part of the design.'

Thursday, 13 October 2016

From 1953- model Sunny Hartnett wearing a lovely dark brocade Ben Zuckerman suit. The jacket has a tiny waist and soft, sloping shoulders and makes the most of Miss Hartnett's lovely figure.
Sunny Harnett, born in 1924, as Annemarie Margot Harnett in Brooklyn, was a model in the 1950s. She can be found in fashion magazines throughout that era — including frequently on the cover of Vogue. Harper′s Bazaar ranks her as one of the 26 greatest models of all time

Sunday, 9 October 2016

This is Princess Grace of Monaco, leaving New York on the SS Constitution to travel to Monaco for her wedding to Prince Rainier.
The SS Constitution was built in 1951 and sailed to Europe until the late 1960's when she started sailing to Hawaii. She retired in 1995 and was sunk in 1997.
Grace Kelly wears a beige suit by Ben Zuckerman, and she is seen carrying the Hermes bag named after her, the Kelly Bag.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

From The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September, 1952- American Fashion Critics designated by a jury of 70 fashion editors and presented by Coty was presented to designer Ben Zuckerman.
An example of Mr Zuckerman's work was shown above, a coat and dress costume in fleece and French plaid wool.

Friday, 30 September 2016

This Ben Zuckerman coat, dating from 1953 is made of 'poodle' knit wool in a very pale lilac. It has one visible button (and probably more hidden buttons), 3/4 length sleeves and a large collar. It is a warm and cosy coat that looks great too!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Here we have a beautiful silk brocade coat by Ben Zuckerman. The coat is single breasted and has patch pockets and 'ruby' buttons. This coat would have like had a matching or complimentary dress and would have been worn to cocktail parties.
Photos courtesy of Semi-Precious Garnetts.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Ben Zuckerman created this lovely formal suit in silver brocade. It consists of a long, slightly flared skirt and a single breasted jacket with diamante buttons.
Photos courtesy of Shasta's Vintage.

Friday, 2 September 2016


While shopping for her trousseau, Grace Kelly (soon to be Princess Grace) bought a number of suits from Ben Zuckerman, including this lovely example. She wore the suit to her wedding rehearsal  She accessorised it with a pair of white gloves, a turban and a clip board, which caused, according to Judith Balaban Quine, bridesmaid to Miss Kelly, several people to confuse Grace for a secretary, as no future princess could look so business like!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

From 1964- A Ben Zuckerman ad.
'The subtle suit- inches off the jacket length, longer sleeves, more shaping than you suspect.
The suit superb- Ben Zuckerman's soft black-and-white tweed framed with black silk. $290. Designer suit collections at all our Lord and Taylor stores.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

This undated Ben Zuckerman coat, probably dating from the early 1950's is in a wrap or 'robe' style. The coat is in pale tan and has 3/4 length sleeves and has no buttons- rather it is held shut by the wearer.
The model also wears a brooch by Jean Schlumberger. Schlumberger was born in France in 1907 and moved to the US after the Second World War. He was well known for his work with Tiffany's, and had many famous fans, including Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy. He was also the first jewellery designer to win a Coty Award. He died in 1987.