Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A wonderful Ben Zuckerman, dating from the mid 1960's. It is comprised of a long coat and dress in a jewel toned floral pattern.

The fabric has a slight sheen to it, and as seen in the close up of the buttons, is textured as well. The fabric is very heavy.

The buttons are also heavy and are jewelled, and add a lot to the overall appearance of the outfit.

You can see just how high quality this suit is by noting that the pattern is matched over seams. This ads a lot to the overall cost of a garment as there is often wasted material, which is not used because the patterns don't match.

This suit retailed at Bonwit Teller, for $1085. In 1965 in America the average cost of a new house was $14,000 and the average yearly wage was $6500. This outfit would have been out of reach for all but a very few Americans

Photos courtesy of Monica's Vintage Fashions.

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