My post from the last week, “Istanbul the Magnificent”, ended with the picture of all of the purchases I made in that beautiful city. One of those purchases is this beautiful, flower printed dress. I love to wear flower prints in all the seasons, but you cannot miss with them in hot summer days.
I was especially attracted to this dress because of one little detail which makes her a bit more special – zipper on her front side. It is quite normal to put hidden zippers to the back side of the dress, but this obvious, “in your face” front zipper was that final touch why I fell in love with this dress – he is not there just for function – he is there to make a fashion statement of his own!
Printed “City Women” summer dress with zipper detail, bought in Turkey
Leather and satin summer bag by “Guliver handbags”, Croatia
Y&K satin printed summer heels, bought at Private Sale website
A humble Zipper, the mechanical wonder, has literally kept so much in our lives ‘together.’
Gideon Sundback, a Swedish-American electrical engineer, head designer in the “Fastener Manufacturing and Machine Company,” devoted himself to improving the fastener, and by December 1913 had designed the modern zipper.
By the early 20s zippers are starting to be used in men trousers, but rarely in women clothing – they were considered too fast and easy to get off making them vulgar for woman to wear 🙂 !
In the late 30s campaigns started for the use of zippers in women designer gowns, and the rest is history – we cannot imagine our lives without them!
Today the zipper is everywhere, in clothing, luggage and leather goods and countless other objects – we can honestly say that “Zipper fashion” is back big time. But the visible zipper in fashion is a very different item to the concealed zip – they decorate clothing and are used as a powerful fashion statement piece.
Late singer Michael Jackson was a big fan of zippers all around his wardrobe
Balmain and their tribute to Michael
Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton
Actress Rooney Mara in Givenchy
Designs by Victoria Beckham with signature zipper at the back of the dresses
Actresses Jennifer Love Hewitt and Hilary Swank
Amazing dress made entirely out of zippers!
Some rather interesting zipper shoes…
..and stunning jewelry!