Cape & shorts ensemble

Bruce Papas designed for Robertson Manufacturing's Lady Jet label during the 1970s. Although it was a surprising move for the couture designer, it turned out to be successful – bringing the haute couture look into mass produced clothing. “It showed that you really had to be versatile, to be able to create not only for the sophisticated but for the young at heart and the young,” he said.  


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Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Cape, shorts, hat
Material: Linen/dacron mix
Colour: Pale beige with a darker beige check
Label: Lady Jet by Robertsons
Date: 1970s