Hand-painted dress with frills

This Fanny Buss dress was purchased by John Campbell-Macdonald from a tiny shop in Parnell Village, Auckland. He had a general appreciation for hand-made objects and bought this as a gift for his wife Marilyne. The Fanny Buss label was based in Christchurch.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Marilyne Campbell-Macdonald
Designer: Sally Spence
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Dress
Material: Silk
Features: The dress is hand-painted then dyed around the painting. It has frills at the bodice, cuffs and hem and a self-fabric belt.
Colour: Soft green
Purchase location: Parnell, Auckland
Label: Fanny Buss
Date: 1982 circa