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Le Bombe

This evening dress by Lisa McEwan was highly commended in the After Five High Fashion section at the 1988 Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards. Lisa entered the awards several time but this dress is more avant garde than her other entries. The title 'Le Bombe' refers to a nuclear mushroom cloud; the dress was designed as a protest against nuclear testing. 

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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 story, making what we wear an essential part of the cultural conversation in the present and for the future.