Thursday, 10 September 2015

This very modern looking Ben Zuckerman ensemble dates from the late 1960's. It is made of creamsicle orange silk and consists of a dress and jacket.
The jacket is perfectly tailored, and has wonderful diamante buttons. The dress is a sheath and has matching buttons at the bust.
This outfit was retailed at Julius Garfinkel, the high end boutique in Washington, DC. You can see the tags are still present, meaning this is New Old Stock, a very rare bird indeed. When new, this outfit would have been a very expensive item, retailing a t$535 ($2000 today), representing 20% of the average yearly salary. Garfinkel's would add lingerie straps and dress shields to any item they sold, a high end touch.
Photos courtesy of Badger201143.

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