Colour block long dress

Fiona purchased this dress in 1970 to wear to a ball after seeing a version of it in Paraphanalia. "The original dress was a short one, but I wanted it long so the owner of the store made this one specially for me to wear. It was a bit different as then everyone was wearing girly, frilly dresses to balls. This one with its colour blocking, modern phrase, was a little different. I loved it and wore it a few more times after the ball to clubs, etc." Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Fiona Carter
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Dress
Material: Satin
Features: Colour blocked full-length dress
Colour: Black, purple, cherry
Purchase location: Durham St, Auckland
Exhibition: The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion
Label: Paraphanalia
Date: 1970s