Ultra Suede ensemble

El Jay acquired the exclusive
 rights to manufacture garments in Ultra Suede in New Zealand in 1977. It was a fabric that was being used extensively in the American market, was a favourite of the Kennedy women and was also worn by Mrs Rockefeller, wife
 of the then Vice-President of America. 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: Private collection.
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Ensemble: coat, skirt and blouse
Material: Ultra Suede – polyester / non fibrous polyurethane
Features: Raw edges and double stitched seams mimic real suede finishing
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1977