Thursday, 31 March 2016

This is a stunning Ben Zuckerman cocktail ensemble, consisting of a ivory satin sheath dress, very simply designed to allow the coat to shine.
The coat is a rich black velvet, with no closures and trimmed in astrakhan fur. It has a half belt and
is lined in ivory silk to match the dress.
Photos courtesy of Goldstein Museum of Design.

Friday, 25 March 2016

This is a lovely 1950's Ben Zuckerman suit in black tweed, with a plain skirt and a long, double breasted jacket. The jacket is trimmed at the collar in fur, likely mink.
At this point in history, the suit ruled. Most women wore one on a daily basis, as it was suitable for shopping, town excursions, church, and work. This example would have been perfect for most daytime activities. A chiffon or silk blouse would be worn underneath and the suit would have been accessorised with a hat, gloves and appropriate jewellery.
Photos courtesy of The Best Vintage Clothing.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Dating from August, 1965- Mrs Maury Devins (left) and Mrs Norman Gross wait for Ben Zuckerman's fashion show to begin. Mrs Devins wears a suit by Mr Zuckerman. Mrs Devins' suit is a pale, possibly white summer suit, with short sleeves and knee length skirt.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

From September, 1952- Harper's Bazaar with Suzy Parker on the cover wearing a lovely Ben Zuckerman coat.
The coat is beige, probably wool, in a trapeze style. It has a large collar and pockets with softly sloping shoulders.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

This is a gorgeous, Spring-like Ben Zuckerman ensemble in a pale blue silk/wool blend. It is made up of a very lady like coat, with a wide collar, 3/4 length sleeves and pearl buttons. The dress has a dropped waist seam and is sleeveless.
This ensemble would have been a perfect Easter outfit- it would have been dressed up with a hat and white gloves.
Photos courtesy of Mokoko.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Dating from September 1960, this advertisement is from Harper's Bazaar.
'The Big Oval... Ben Zuckerman designs for Bonwit's alone this magnificent great-curve of a coat. Putty beige woollen with the staccato of natural nutria collar and cuffs, or black with black-dyed beaver. Designer coats at Bonwit Teller.