Grey wool coat

Ainslie remembers that her mother, Gertrude Smaill, wore the coat in the 1950s when the family lived on a farm in Otago. The bracelet length sleeve was fashionable at this time and allowed for accessories such as elbow length gloves and jewellery to feature as part of the ensemble.

Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Wool
Colour: Grey
Label: Christian Dior Prêt-à-porter by El Jay
Date: circa 1957