Coral wool coat with patch pockets

Mary Smythe was always know for her snappy dress sense. Today when the current wearer of this coat ventures out in it people think it is a design by Marni, so its style is still very contemporary. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.

Details

Credit: The estate of Mary Smyth, Christchurch
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Wool
Features: This coat features two bold patch pockets
Colour: Coral
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1959