Michael Mattar opened his boutique, Michael Mattar Haute Couture, in his hometown Taumarunui in 1963. He always had a passion for the classic line of fashion. "I've never followed trends and I don't like to dress down at any time," he said.
Garment loan courtesy of Lesley Mitchell
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Michael Mattar (suit), unknown (hat)
The hat and the collar and cuffs are made from black astrakhan
Decades of Fashion, Palmerston North, 2014
Michael Mattar (suit), Sharron (hat)