Saturday, 30 July 2016

Anglo Fabrics and Ben Zuckerman join forces for this advertisement featuring a wonderful Ben Zuckerman coat in wool.
The coat is very New Look, with it's tiny waist and bertha collar. The sleeves are 3/4 length and the 'skirt' of the coat is wide and flowing. The model has accessorised the coat with a perfect hat, gloves and a very large fox fur muff. Perfection!

Friday, 22 July 2016

From The Desert Sun, 15 February, 1962- Mamie Eisenhower at the annual Angel View Membership luncheon of The Palm Springs Auxiliary, wearing a suit by Ben Zuckerman. Pictured with the former First Lady are Isabel Cooper, President, Mrs Rex Smith, Chairman and Mrs R Stannard, Co-Chairman.
Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (November 14, 1896 – November 1, 1979) was the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and First Lady of The United States from 1953 to 1961.

Monday, 18 July 2016

This is a lovely red Ben Zuckerman suit, single breasted with a straight skirt. There is a half belt at the rear of the jacket.
You can see that this suit shown with the skirt at two lengths- it would have been very common at this time (1950's to 60's) to alter clothes from season to season, and clothing at this time would have had large seam allowances.
This suit also has a label from Alice Jane Dow, which was a high end boutique based at several locations in Michigan. By 1975 the boutique had closed.
Photos courtesy of DivineGirlDelightful.

Friday, 15 July 2016

A Ben Zuckerman advertisement, dating from 1952 featuring a lovely suit in a pale wool.
The jacket has a nipped waist, with tiny pockets at the hip and bust, 3/4 length sleeves and a large peplum. The skirt is a pencil style.
This advertisement was an illustration by Fernando Bosc, a well known fashion illustrator.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

An advertisement for Ben Zuckerman and Anglo Fabrics from 1952.
This advertisement shows a lovely suit in a dark wool, very slimly cut with a short jacket and pencil skirt. Both the skirt and jacket have matching buttons at the waistline.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

From The Madera Tribune, 4 March 1955-
'Newly sleeved coat of Italian fleece in a colour called fraise, the colour of French strawberries,  was designed for spring by Ben Zuckerman. Ribbed seams extend down the cropped sleeves and converge into V's under the arms. The neckline has a set-back little boy collar and is filled in with a pink silk chiffon scarf.'