Friday, 22 November 2013

An undated Ben Zuckerman coat- Coat news- including silk.
'The Empire coat, a very strongly established fashion now. Here, it's newly sleeked, tied just under the bosom. It's life? As cocktails, weddings and little dinners. By Ben Zuckerman in Ducharne black wool and silk alpaca. $225.
This coat was modelled by Jean Patchett, a top model of the 1950's. She was born in 1927 in Maryland and arrived in New York in 1948 to begin her career as a model. She appeared on the cover of Vogue and other top fashion magazines of the era over 40 times before retiring in 1963. She died in 2002.

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