Monday, March 16, 2015


The Prince of Wales arrived in the United States in the 1920's and people were impressed with how quickly he could get into and out of his pants, which were equipped with a newfangled contraption -- the zipper. Zipper sales zoomed.

James D'Arcy & Andrea Riseborough in W.E. (2011)
Nine years later, a women's dress manufacturer out to spark business used zippers as a gimmick -- but it wasn't until eminent designer Elsa Schiaparelli put zippers on women's backs in 1936 that women could say, "Darling, help me with this, would you please?"

Elsa Schiaparelli evening gown circa 1935

Mad Men (2007-2015)
Courtesy of Let There Be Clothes by Lynn Schnurnberger


Post a Comment