Floral lace minidress

Vinka Lucas' Zagreb training showed when in the workroom. Experienced senior machinists held their breath as Vinka would fling extravagant fabric – up to $400 a metre – onto the cutting table, look at it, then go straight in with the scissors. She used no pattern, no pins and no chalk lines. Her workers said she never made a mistake, not once.

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Anita Lucas
Designer: Vinka Lucas
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Colour: Yellow, orange and white
Exhibition: Occasion: Iconic New Zealand Fashion with a touch of glamour! 1965 - 1975 at Waiheke Community Art Gallery July 2015
Label: Vinka Lucas
Date: 1960s