Blue suit with astrakhan collar & hat

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.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Lesley Mitchell
Designer: Michael Mattar (suit), unknown (hat)
Manufacturing location: Taumaranui
Garment type: Suit, hat
Features: The hat and the collar and cuffs are made from black astrakhan
Colour: Blue, black
Exhibition: Decades of Fashion, Palmerston North, 2014
Label: Michael Mattar (suit), Sharron (hat)
Date: 1980s