Summer dress with back lacing

Elle Boutique was established by Wendy Ganley in Hamilton in the mid-1960s. Wendy and her label have left a lasting legacy in the designer fashion industry of today, for it was in her workroom that Marilyn Sainty started her fashion career, and Elisabeth Findlay, who was a fan, stocked Elle in her first shop Tart in Parnell. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Kathie Figgins
Designer: Wendy Ganley
Manufacturing location: Hamilton
Garment type: Dress
Material: Printed jersey knit
Features: Full-skirted dress with thin straps which cross over and lace up the back of the dress.
Colour: Dark brown ground, beige and cream print
Purchase location: Hamilton
Exhibition: The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion (2013–2014),
HELLO, we are the New Zealand Fashion Museum (2014)
Label: Elle
Date: 1976