Floral bouquet cocktail dress

The House of Raymonde had its beginnings in 1935 when a Wellington mother, Rachel Cohen, started making blouses from her family home. Her husband and three sons joined her in the business. This cocktail dress was designed by her son Marcus in 1961. It is modelled by Barbi Worthington and photographed by the well-known Wellington photographer K E Niven.

Details

Photographer: K E Niven
Model Barbi Worthington
Credit: Photo courtesy of Barbi Worthington
Designer: Marcus Cohen
Maker: The House of Raymonde
Manufacturing location: Kingsford Smith Street, Wellington
Garment type: Cocktail dress
Features: A bell-shaped over skirt, self fabric belt, elbow length sleeves and square neckline.
Label: Raymonde
Date: 1961