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A Decorative Bias: Parisian Ties 1919-2019

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Corncob day dress

This dress, labelled Alice Edwards 'Italians', was made under licence in New Zealand. Alice Edwards was a British label and a UK magazine ad featuring this dress shows that it was originally sold with a matching bolero. The ensemble was called 'Contadina' Style 816 and it was also available in Kingfisher, Royal or Cherry.

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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.