Shot taffeta afternoon dress

"I still have this dress because I couldn’t bear to throw it away and now my daughter wants to wear it," explains the owner, Shona Caughey. 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: Shona Caughey, Auckland
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Afternoon dress
Material: Shot taffeta
Features: The draping is hand-stitched into place and is separate from the form-fitted lining.
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1958