Blue dress with angel sleeves

Maurice Mihotich set up Miss Deb in 1963. Shortly after, he married his fiancée Marie, a fashion-savvy New Yorker with an impeccable sense of style, who joined him in the business. Initially, Miss Deb was totally youth-oriented, influenced in the 1960s by the London fashion scene, flower power and hippy culture and, in the 1970s when this dress was designed, by disco and psychedelia. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Maree Mills
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Maurice Mihotich
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Features: Dress shaped onto a circular insert embellished with sequins
Colour: Blue
Label: Miss Deb
Date: 1970s