Sunday, 23 February 2014

From Vogue, 1 February, 1951- A Ben Zuckerman suit.
'Two exclusives in our distinguished suit, designed by Ben Zuckerman in KanMaStripe worsted.'
Worsted cloth, is lightweight and has a coarse texture. The weave is usually twill or plain. Twilled fabrics such as whipcord, gabardine and serge are often made from worsted yarn. Worsted fabric made from wool has a natural recovery, meaning that it is resilient and quickly returns to its natural shape, but non-glossy worsted will shine with use or abrasion.
This suit was modelled by Lisa Fonssagrives, a Swedish model of the 1940's and 50's. She was frequently photographed by her photographer husband, Irving Penn. She died in 1992.

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