Monday, 29 February 2016

This undated Ben Zuckerman suit, dating in all likelihood from the 1950's shows a wonderful suit with a tiny waist and long, narrow skirt in a dark fabric. It is collarless and has 3/4 length sleeves. As ever, the model is perfectly accessorised with matching hat and contrasting gloves.

Friday, 26 February 2016

This is an advertisement from Harper's Bazaar, 1959 featuring a Ben Zuckerman suit.
'Look, no collar.... Look, indented waist...That's the double suit news of Spring 1959. Ben Zuckerman designs it for us alone in crisp navy, black or periwinkle wool. Designer suits at Bonwit Teller.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

This is a Ben Zuckerman advertisement, dating from 1952.
It features a lovely suit, possibly in tweed. The jacket is stunning, with it's tiny waist and decorative black buttons. The skirt is straight and slim cut. The model is also wearing a fur muff, an accessory that is not often seen today, which is a shame as they are very chic.

Friday, 12 February 2016

This undated (though likely 1960's) Ben Zuckerman coat is wonderful, in a bright sunshiny yellow. It is made of wool and has 3/4 length sleeves, with large buttons and a flared skirt.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

This is a stunning tweed Ben Zuckerman suit, dating from the late 1950's. It is wonderfully well made, with perfectly set sleeves, and 'invisible' closures on the jacket- the buttons are on the inside of the jacket so the jacket appears to have no closures. Even though the buttons wouldn't be seen, the buttonholes are still bound, a high end touch.
There is a belt that nips the waist and adds a feminine touch to this super outfit.
The suit was sold at Helmer Inc, Syracuse, which was in all likelihood a high end boutique.
Photos courtesy of Female Hysteria.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

From Harper's Bazaar, 1 March 1960- 'The Suit'
Crux of the chic look this spring... designed here in the new beige by the inimitable Ben Zuckerman to highlight the prophetic front-fullness skirt, the new shaped jacket. Superb in French worsted. Designer suits at Bonwit Teller.