The answer to last week's question was Duke Ellington. Ellington was the major creative force behind the musical revue Jump for Joy, which featured zoot suits in all their splendor.
Julia V. Hendrickson of Illinois is the latest winner in the Name that Zoot contest. Her entry was selected from all of the correct submissions, so she'll receive a copy of Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style by Kathy Peiss, plus a chance at the grand prize.
And now, for round three of Name That Zoot, we'll follow the zoot suit across the Atlantic from North America to Europe. Like jazz music and dance, the zoot suit had many devotees in France. During World War II, zoot fashion took on political overtones as zoot suits came to be seen as a rebuke to the Vichy regime.
What did French zoot suiters and jazz fanatics call themselves?
If you know the answer, please send it to answer to pressmkt at pobox dot upenn dot edu by 12:00 midnight on July 26, 2011. If you answer correctly, you will be entered in a raffle to win a copy of Zoot Suit. Not only that, you will be eligible to win the grand prize, a gift certificate for ReVamp.
The winner will be announced on July 27 and notified by email.