Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ben Zuckerman Suit, 1954


My life is feeling rather out of control lately.  If you follow Couture Allure on Facebook, you know I've been hard at work on a kitchen remodel which seems to have taken over the entire house and has required most of my concentration and energy of late.  When circumstances make you feel a bit bashed about, nothing says "I am in control," or "I can do anything," more than a vintage suit.  Take this example from 1954 by Ben Zuckerman, master New York coat and suit maker.  Doesn't she appear capable of handling any of life's slings and arrows?  You bet.  Crimson tweed suit worn with a bright red silk scarf tucked into the neckline.  Sold in 1954 for $200 (about $1,720 in today's dollar.)

Want to see more by Ben Zuckerman?  Go take a look at Louise's blog, Vintage Ben Zuckerman.

Photo by Derujinsky.

4 comments:

BetterDressesVintage said...

That photo is a snapshot of what "vintage" means to me and why I love it. Absolutely gorgeous. Tailored, feminine perfection.

Louise said...

Thanks so much Jodie, you've made my day! Wouldn't I love to find this suit someday!

Emileigh Mimi said...

Wow, so beautiful! I'd love to have a suit like that someday. THAT is some classy, appropriate work wear right there.

Fifi said...

I disagree with you, she looks too frail to be able to take slings and arrows. However, those pockets can definitely hide some hand grenades

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