Empire line coat with puff sleeves

This evening coat and gown was designed by Barry McDonnell who opened a shop on Symonds Street in Auckland in 1953. It was part of a show promoting New Zealand fashion, sponsored by the Textile and Garment Manufacturers Federation. 


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Designer: Barry McDonnell
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat, dress
Material: Tobacco wool, terylene (coat), chiffon (dress)
Features: The coat and the dress have a high empire line shape.
Label: Barry McDonnell
Date: 1957