Wool suit with bow embellishment

Anna bought this on sale at the French Shop in Remuera. "I recognised it from a Vogue New Zealand full-page photo as the winner of the Gold Medal in the Wool Awards. It looked and felt wonderful and I wore it for years 'to dress up the town'." 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: Anna Adams, Wellington
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Suit
Material: Wool flannel
Features: The jacket has a roll of padding at the shoulder to create the season’s new look of a raised sleeve head
Colour: Dark grey
Purchase location: The French Shop, Remuera, Auckland
Label: El Jay
Date: 1963