a "Hookless Fastener"
or a "Separable Fastener"
Named Zipper in 1923 by B.F. Goodrich when selling his Zipper Galoshes
Trademarked in 1925
From Galoshes to Dresses !
NEW YORK, Sep 24, 2008 / — A dress made of zippers
"It’s a bit heavier than your normal cocktail dress, but not too heavy to impair movement,’ the model told FashionWindows."
"As for the dress, it was designed by Autumn Lin. Done in two shades of white and gray, it is very comfortable to wear, according to the model."