Garment of the week
This blazer was worn by Yvette Williams (now Yvette Corlett), New Zealand’s first female Olympic gold medallist, at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. Yvette was the only New Zealander to win gold at the Games, and was the third individual New Zealander to ever become a gold medallist.
We’re not your typical museum.
With no fixed abode other than this website, the New Zealand Fashion Museum is for anyone with a love of fashion, heritage, innovation and creativity. It is a museum dedicated to the curation of New Zealand’s rich fashion past, making it relevant for the present and future.