Two-piece suit in russet Ultra Suede

As the saleswoman for Ultra Suede Gwynne Hoskins, Kathy’s mother in law, not only sold it successfully but also wore it and has a large number of distinctive pieces. This style was photographed for an Ultra Suede advertising campaign. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: Mrs Kathy Hoskins, Swanson
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Women's suit
Material: Ultra Suede – polyester / non fibrous polyurethane
Features: Front panels can also be buttoned open to create a lapel effect
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1987