Open weave wool coat

Owner of this coat, June Herman [nee Hansel], had previously modelled quite a different El Jay coat for the cover of The Aucklander magazine in July 1950. She recalls going to the El Jay showroom in Anzac Avenue to be fitted by Gus Fisher. She went on to do some modelling in Sydney before returning to live in New Zealand.

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: June Herman, Auckland
Designer: Marc Bohan
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Loose spun wool weave
Features: The false buttons on the front disguise organza-covered dome fastenings.
Colour: Natural beige
Label: Christian Dior Prêt-à-porter by El Jay
Date: Circa 1965