Leather jacket & skirt with satin bustier

Bruce Papas made this outfit to be worn to the Fashion in the Fields competition at the Melbourne Cup. It originally had two skirts – one white and one gold. On the back of his original sketch is a record of the time and materials it took Bruce to make this - the whole ensemble took 99.5 hours to make. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, PD-1999-2-083
Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Meegan Pollock
Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Titirangi, Auckland
Garment type: Jacket, skirt, bustier
Material: Leather (jacket and skirt), satin (bustier)
Colour: White, gold
Exhibition: A Certain Style: Bruce Papas, March 2018
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: 1987