Support Us

Help make fashion history

The New Zealand Fashion Museum is a Charitable Trust. We rely on the generosity of our supporters to record and share our fashion heritage for future generations. There are many ways to support the museum.

Your support will help us to expand our online archive of New Zealand fashion history by funding our research and content manager, and expand our New Zealand fashion publication programme. Many thanks to our generous supporters.

Sponsor a Frock

Be a part of our mission to capture our New Zealand fashion history. Help us develop the New Zealand Fashion Museum’s online collection with our great new initiative 'Sponsor a Frock'. For just $40 you can sponsor a new collection item (or give it as a gift for that hard-to-buy-for fashionista friend) which will be uploaded to our website with your name (or that of your friend) proudly displayed on our 'Sponsor a Frock' page. It’s a marvellously meaningful way to add to our online collection.

For your contribution you will receive an e-card confirming your donation has sponsored an outfit for the New Zealand Fashion Museum’s online collection. Or if a gift, just print this off, roll into a scroll, and tie with a special ribbon. Every $40 adds another entry to the collection and when your special frock is added you will be notified by email advising which is yours.

Become a Volunteer

Please email us if you are interested in supporting the New Zealand Fashion Museum as a volunteer. This is a fabulous opportunity to get behind the scenes of an exhibition and support the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

Become a Foundation Supporter

The New Zealand Fashion Museum would like to thank our foundation supporters for their very generous support. Contact us to discuss how you can be involved.

Become a Sponsor

The New Zealand Fashion Museum is a place for those in the industry and fashion fans to celebrate the garments designed and made here in New Zealand. Join the conversation and sponsor the museum or support a specific exhibition. Contact us to discuss how you can be involved.

Our Supporters

Brocade patrons (from $7,000)

Anne Coney, Michael and Diane Fisher, Cecilie Geary

Jacquard supporter (from $3,000)

Miriam van Wezel and Peter Bossley

Tulle supporters (from $1,500)

TAcross the Board, Robyn and Bill Hall, The Carpenter's Daughter, Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Trust, Julie Rowe, Jane Malthus

Foundation fans ($500)

Trish Bartleet, Linda Tyler, Nicola Guiness and Helen Holmes, Margot Acland, Ponsonby News, Barbara Darragh, Glen Wilkin-Holland, Karen Ross, Karen Walker, Kim Smith, Margot O'Meara, Mary Donald, Paul Chaplin and Andrew Sains, Shane Foley, Stephanie Tattersfield, Suzanne Ritchie-Paul, Tasha Smith, Trelise Cooper, Turet Knuefermann, Ute Elke Schneider, Catherine McMahon, Ginnie Denny, MAX Foundation, Beth Ellery, Teresa Hodges, Elisabeth and Neville Findlay, Rachael Churchward and Grant Fell, Charlotte Ryan, Julia Cahill, Donna Tulloch (Mild-Red), Scarlett Bradfield and Linda Chapman, Victoria Silwood, Lisa Reihana, Ken and Mary Mitchell, Queenies Lunchroom, Horrockses Design, Salmond Reed, Cybèle, Anita Singh, Frances Chan, Catherine L'Estrange, Fashion Personnel, Barbara and Lucy Holloway, Jane Wild, Philip Clarke, NZ Fashion Tech, Barbara Brinsley, Costume and Textile Association.

Our Sponsored Frocks

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Sponsored by Terry Corr

Turquoise chiffon minidress

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Sponsored by Ruth Shepherd

Dressing gown in kimono style

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Sponsored by Tara O'Brien

Drop-waist dress & sash

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Sponsored by Anna de Pont

Make waves cocktail dress

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Sponsored by Tara O'Brien

Loop pile jacket & velvet flares

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Sponsored by Tara O'Brien

Ensemble in caramel & cream damask

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Sponsored by Tara O'Brien

Top & skirt set in shot silk

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Sponsored by Tara O'Brien

Two-piece suit with mink collar