Tuesday, 11 February 2014

This Ben Zuckerman suit, in grey wool, dates from February 1952. It has 6 pockets on the jacket and fold back cuffs. It is accessorized by gloves, a belt (to highlight a tiny waist), a straw hat with veil and a starburst brooch.
This suit was modelled by Mary Jane Russell, a very successful American model of the 1950's. She was born in 1926 in New Jersey. She was a favourite of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Irving Penn. She died in 2003.
I am lucky enough to own this suit- it is a beauty!

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