Going away ensemble in corded weave wool

This was bought from a shop at Paraparaumu Beach. "It was my going-away outfit, however as the marriage only lasted a short time, I did not keep many photos, but for some unknown reason I could never quite bring myself to throw this outfit out. It must have moved with me on a lot of occasions." 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: Private collection, Plimmerton
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Ensemble: short sleeved dress, coat
Material: Corded weave wool
Features: A seven-panelled dress with diamante buckle. The coat has invisible dome fastenings covered in organdy.
Colour: Cerise
Purchase location: Paraparaumu Beach
Label: El Jay
Date: 1969