Wednesday, 16 August 2017

This gorgeous Ben Zuckerman coat, dating from the early 1960's is beautifully tailored and very flattering. The coat has large lapels and collar, 3/4 length sleeves and an empire style waistline. This coat would have been perfect for wearing during the day.
The coat was made with material from Anglo Mills, who produced very high quality fabrics. Sadly Anglo Mills closed in 1998 and the derelict factory burnt to the ground some time after that.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

This is a photograph of a window display, dating from 1957, in Bonwit Teller's flagship New York Store, featuring women's suit by Ben Zuckerman. The mannequin is wearing a hat, gloves, jewelry and holding an umbrella.  A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's suits inspired purists lines designer news by Christian Dior."

Saturday, 22 July 2017

An ad dating from 1956 by Nan Duskin, featuring a lovely Ben Zuckerman ensemble.
Ben Zuckerman designs for dinner and theatre. The dress, a black wool sheath, the jacket, American broadtail, collared in white mink. $535.'
Nan Duskin was a luxury boutique in Philadelphia. The shop, named after it's owner, opened in 1927 and eventually encompassed three locations. The stores closed in 1994.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

These screen captures are from a fashion show held in 1956 and broadcast on The Today Show in America.
The model is wearing a lovely tweed coat with a full skirt, patch pockets and a black bow at the neckline. The model is wearing gloves and a fur hat.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Dating from 1953, this is a photograph of a window display from Bonwit Teller's New York store.
It features plaid and solid dress suits designed by Ben Zuckerman.  A banner on the bottom of the display reads "Suit magnificance from Bonwit's designer collection. Fourth Floor Suit Salon, this by Ben Zuckerman."

Thursday, 15 June 2017

This is a Ben Zuckerman ensemble, consisting of a sleeveless sheath-style dress, knee length and fitted. The matching jacket is double breasted with very large lapels and collar and decorative, vaguely military buttons.
This outfit dates from the late 1960's, and was Ben Zuckerman's interpretation of the Youthquake styles of that time. The dress length is shorter than Zuckerman's of previous years, making this outfit perfect for the older customer who wanted to be fashionable without exposing too much flesh.
Photos courtesy of Atomic Century.

From the mid 1950's, a Ben Zuckerman suit, left and a Bruno Original suit, right.
'Trim suit, modern as a Stratocaster, are the first choice for the travel-wise woman for speedy trips.
Left, a miron-corded striped worsted, a fabric that sheds wrinkles easily, has a straight, slim skirt,  rounded hipline and wide lapels. Right, another wrinkle-defying suit in Forstmann's tweed that has a belted back, rounded hip and slightly full, gored skirt.'

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Here is a gorgeous Ben Zuckerman cocktail ensemble in black burnout velvet. The dress is sleeveless and very fitted and is topped by a single breasted jacket with jet buttons.
Photos courtesy of Buffalo Gal Vintage.

Friday, 2 June 2017

From the mid to late 1950's-
'Easily the most intriguing woman in town, in Ben Zuckerman's superb taupe ottoman suit-dress, scarfed in softest blue.'

Thursday, 25 May 2017

This is a beautiful Ben Zuckerman coat, once part of a suit. It is made of charcoal wool and is double breasted with corde buttons.
This coat dates from the mid to late 1960's.
Photos courtesy of Ritual Vintage.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

This stunning Ben Zuckerman suit, in heavy charcoal wool, dates from the late 1950's, though the style itself is timeless.
The skirt is longer and plain in style, and the jacket is long and has asymmetrical buttons going down the left side of the jacket.
Photos courtesy of Dressing Vintage.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

This is a Ben Zuckerman cocktail suit in silver lame. The jacket is single breasted with diamante buttons and a placket where the button holes are.
The skirt is lovely and has an interesting feature- an 'x' that has been stitched on the waistband to indicate the front of the skirt.
Photos courtesy of MSKP401.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

This is a timeless black woollen coat by Ben Zuckerman- it's a coat that would keep you warm and also looking stylish.
The coat is single breasted and knee length, with a half belt at the rear.
Photos courtesy of Junk Shop.

Monday, 17 April 2017

This evening gown and coat, made of silk moire dates from 1967.  The dress is sleeveless and ankle length, with a thin self belt and asymetrical buttons down the back. The coat is double breasted, and trimmed in black mink at the cuffs and collar. The sleeves are elbow length and would have been worn with gloves that were opera (or elbow) length.
Photos courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York.

Friday, 7 April 2017

From 19 March, 1958- Gold Standard.
'New York: Ben Zuckerman does a short-waisted suit in gold ribbon-knit tweed for Spring 1958. A gold and white scarf fills in the neckline of the gently fitted jacket, which has decorative patch pockets.'

Friday, 31 March 2017

This cape, made of vicuna trimmed in fox fur, looks very up to date, but was actually made in the early 1960's.
The vicuña or vicugna is one of two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes. Vicuñas produce small amounts of extremely fine wool, which is very expensive because the animal can only be shorn every three years, and has to be caught from the wild.
An advertisement for this lovely cape can be seen here

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

This is a rather unusual Ben Zuckerman garment- a tunic style top, probably designed to be worn over a dress or skirt.
The tunic has lovely cuffed 3/4 length sleeves and hidden pockets at the seams. A placket runs halfway down the length, with large buttons and a very tailored collar completes the look.
Photos courtesy of Darling I Love You.

Friday, 17 March 2017

From 19 March, 1958- Spring Blossoms.
'New York: Nasturtiums bloom on the dress and lining of a silk and pique ensemble by Ben Zuckerman. The collarless coat is done in hot tangerine pique.'