In his invented glossary of the 20th Century, novelist JG Ballard wrote:

Zipper: This small but astute machine has found an elegant way of restraining and rediscovering all the lost enchantments of the flesh. 












From top, all found in INA Chelsea: Prada patent leather gloves; Theysken's Theory taupe, silk dress; Lanvin charcoal, silk parachute skirt; Etro linen coat with zip-around waist and arms; Marni coral, silk dress; Lanvin slate, silk parachute pants; Sigerson Morrison lavender, leather flats; Iro white, silk zipper pocket blouse; Clare Vivier suede, tan clutch with neon pink stripe.