Black velvet special occasion dress

Rosemarie Muller arrived in New Zealand from The Netherlands in 1958. She settled in Titirangi with her husband and started to work as a dressmaker from her home. Rosemarie liked her garments to acknowledge major international fashion trends but never fads. Her clients purchased clothes as an investment in style that stood them in good stead for a number of years, rather than a season.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Nicky Gerard
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Rosemarie Muller
Manufacturing location: Titirangi, Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Velvet
Features: The skirt has soft pleats from the side round to rear. The front of bodice is tucked and peaked at the centre of neckline.
Colour: Black
Label: Rosemarie Muller
Date: Circa 1959