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.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

From 1952- a fashion illustration from Vogue by René Bouché . René Bouché was an artist and fashion illustrator, known for his work in Vogue magazine between the 1930s and 1960s. He was born Robert August Buchstein in Prague and later studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
This coat is made of black and white tweed and features a wide 'platter'collar of black Cape Hope sealskin and a Lilli Dache hat. Black Cape Hope Seal is also known as the South African Fur seal. This species of seal was hunted extensively and the population is threatened, although hunting it has been banned since 1990.