Yellow Thai silk evening gown & jacket

Tarantella was located in the Giffords Building on Vulcan Lane. The shop was on the ground floor next to John Greer shoes. There were salons on the 2nd floor and 3rd floors - decorated in pink with plush chairs. This evening gown and jacket was designed by Tarantella designer Joan Talbot in the early 1970s, not long before she closed her shop in 1974.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Christine Talbot
Designer: Joan Talbot
Manufacturing location: Vulcan Lane, Auckland
Garment type: Evening gown, jacket
Material: Thai silk
Features: The collar of the gown is embellished with jewels.
Colour: Yellow
Label: Tarantella
Date: Early 1970s