Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Z for Zipper and Zip

Once called
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."


  1. An unbeatable invention! And a nice picture!

    Annelie, ABC Wednesday Team

  2. Wasn't that a great invention? Good post!

  3. A wonderful invention indeed, and a revolutionary one! Nicely photographed too. :)

    On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday, Round 6! We hope you'll stick around for Round 7, which begins next week!

  4. What would we do without the zipper?! You photographed it beautifully...very nice composition!

  5. Nice close-up shot. I didn't know that it received its name from BF Goodrich!

  6. Wonderful photo and new knowledge about the origin of the zipper! Thank you for being a part of ABC Wednesday!

  7. I love the history of the zipper.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. "Separable Fastener" sounds more like an oxymoron! I never knew zippers could be so interesting. I guess I always just took them for granted.

  9. Hmmm I have broken a few of these! lol! Must have been the poor quality - nothing to do with my expanding little self!

    Thanks so much - hope to see you in Round 7!
    ABC Team

  10. very piratical and lovely z post.