Ensemble with cropped jacket

When Mary Burdon married in 1971 she chose this ensemble as her "going away outfit". The dress was originally mid-calf length, the so called midi length – the fashionable alternative to the other two staples the mini dress and the maxi dress.  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: Mary Burden, Rotorua
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Ensemble: cropped jacket, short sleeved dress
Material: Wool
Features: The jacket has a dramatic and heavily stiffened collar
Colour: Flame red
Label: El Jay
Date: 1971