Sunday, 31 January 2016

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman coat, probably once part of a skirt suit, in heavy black gabardine wool. It is double breasted, with 3/4 length sleeves, and is trimmed at the neck in astrakhan fur, designed to tie like a bow tie.
Photos courtesy of Awatso 18.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

This is a fantastic Ben Zuckerman coat in a watermelon pink with large black decorative buttons. It has a fitted waist with a skirt that flares and large patch pockets. It probably dates from the early 1960's as the jacket is a shorter length than it would have been in the 1950's. The bright colour of this jacket would certainly cheer you up on a cold winter day.
Photos courtesy of Ritual Vintage.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

From Harper's Bazaar, October 1957.
'On the Blonde beauty, the poetic new hair shading, Clairol's Blonde on Blonde- as silvery shifting as the light of the moon. This colouring technique ombre-tints the hair from light to darker blonde. LancĂ´me moonlight make-up.
Pointing up this pretty pallor is a mauve brocade dinner costume in the tender shade of sweet peas, it's loose jacket lined in white mink. By Ben Zuckerman.'

Thursday, 21 January 2016

From Vogue, 1954- a fashion illustration of a Ben Zuckerman suit by Rene Bouche.
'Women's ensemble featuring a short, slightly barrel shaped navy blue coat with silk braid trim around sleeve cuffs. Also featuring a white blouse, black pill box hat and straight skirt.'
Rene Bouche was a fashion illustrator active from the 1930-60's. He was born in 1905 in Prague and died in England in 1963.

Friday, 15 January 2016

This is a really wonderful Ben Zuckerman coat, in cornflower blue silk trapunto. Trapunto, from the Italian for "to quilt," is a method of quilting that is also called "stuffed technique." A puffy, decorative feature, trapunto utilizes at least two layers, the underside of which is slit and padded, producing a raised surface on the quilt.
This coat is empire waisted with a Watteau or sack back, which would likely date this coat to the mid 1950's.
Photos courtesy of Vintage LoveLove 88

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

From The Miami Daily News- 13 January, 1951.
'Beige and white, in paintbrush tweed, are used for Ben Zuckerman's soft-skirted spring suit. White cotton braid edges the jacket, which is fastened with gold rimmed pearl buttons.'

Friday, 8 January 2016

This is a really lovely Ben Zuckerman outfit in pale grey Anglo Fabrics wool.
It consists of a beautiful suit, double breasted with a tiny waist, and a long, slim skirt. The jacket matches perfectly, and is loosely cut to skim over the suit.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

This is a perfect Ben Zuckerman suit in grey wool. It dates from the early to mid 1950's, and would have been a wonderful 'wear anywhere' suit, at a time when most women wore suits on a daily basis.
The skirt is slightly A-line and is simply designed to allow the jacket to shine.
The jacket is single breasted, and closes with black buttons. the jacket is piped with black trim and the sleeves are cuffed and trimmed in black as well.
The suit was sold at B. Siegel, Detroit. Benjamin Siegel was born in Germany and emigrated to America in 1876. He managed several stores in the south and then moved to Detroit in 1881. In 1904 he opened his own store, selling women's and children's apparel. By the mid 1940's there were seven B. Siegel stores in the Detroit area. In 1981 the last store closed.
Photos courtesy of Campbetc 1.