Black braided empire gown & lined coat

Miss New Zealand 1963, Elaine Miscall, was runner up in the Miss World contest later this year. Joan Talbot of Tarantella designed gowns for many of the era's Miss New Zealand contestants, including this thai silk gown and cape.

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Model Elaine Miscall
Copyright: Image © unknown
Photographer: Michael's Portraits, Rotorua
Model Elaine Miscall
Credit: Photo courtesy of Christine Talbot
Copyright: Image © Christine Talbot
Designer: Joan Talbot
Manufacturing location: Vulcan Lane, Auckland
Garment type: Evening gown, coat
Material: Wool crepe (gown), brocade (coat)
Features: Rich gold braiding , two trailing tassels
Colour: Black, gold
Label: Tarantella
Date: 1963