Black velvet & sequin cocktail dress

Janice Corbishley designed and made this dress in 1990. The cost of the fabric was a "big challenge" for Janice who was a young solo parent. But despite having no formal training, her dress was accepted into the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards in 1991.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Janice Corbishley
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Janice Corbishley
Manufacturing location: Napier
Garment type: Cocktail dress
Material: German velvet
Colour: Black
Label: Janice Corbishley
Date: 1990