Wednesday, 25 January 2017

This lovely Ben Zuckerman suit, in navy velvet, dates from the 1950's. It has a single breasted jacket with gold buttons and 3/4 length sleeves. The skirt appears straight with a leather belt, and the ensemble is finished off with a cream blouse that has a large collar.
The outfit is modelled by Jessica Ford, who was a top model of the 1950's.

Monday, 16 January 2017

This beautiful coat by Ben Zuckerman dates from the early1950's. It 's in the New Look style, with at tiny waist and a full skirt. It's super feminine, featuring a peter pan collar and lovely cuffs.
The coat is made of navy lightweight wool. Navy is considered a neutral colour so this coat could be worn with anything.
Photos courtesy of Concetta's Closet.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

What a lovely suit! It is made of black and white Glenurquhart plaid. The jacket is lightly fitted and single breasted, and has 3/4 length sleeves. It also has a fitted vest and a slightly pleated skirt.
Glen plaid (short for Glen Urquhart plaid) or Glenurquhart check is a woollen fabric with a woven twill design of small and large checks. It is usually made of black/grey and white, or with more muted colours, particularly with two dark and two light stripes alternate with four dark and four light stripes which creates a crossing pattern of irregular checks. Glen plaid as a woven pattern may be extended to cotton shirting and other non-woollen fabrics.
Photos courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Dating from the 1950's, this Kelly green coat is a stunner! It features 3/4 length sleeves and a huge collar and a sack back. The sack back style originated in the 18th century and featured a tight waist with a loose back. This was a style favoured by the couture master Balenciaga so this is likely Ben Zuckerman's copy.