Satin ballgown with diamanté buckle

This Michael Mattar ball gown is included in a book about the history of New Zealand fashion, The Dress Circle, by Lucy Hammonds, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Claire Regnault.


Credit: Loan courtesy of Hilaire Field.
Designer: Michael Mattar
Manufacturing location: Taumaranui
Garment type: Ball gown
Material: Printed dutchess satin
Features: The gown features a diamanté buckle, a full skirt and pleating over the bust.
Colour: White, bright pink, green and bright blue
Purchase location: Hamilton
Label: Michael Mattar
Date: Circa 1955