Checked chemise suit
In 1956 Bruce Papas started work as the head designer for Auckland department store Milne & Choyce. The seasonal range of one-off model garments would be labelled 'Bruce Papos designer for Milne and Choyce'; the different spelling of his name was perhaps chosen to better capture how his name should be pronounced in the New Zealand vernacular of the time. Bruce designed this chemise suit for one of his collections for Milne & Choyce.
Credit: Image from Vogue New Zealand, Spring 1958
Copyright: Image © Milne & Choyce
Designer: Bruce Papas
Garment type: Two-piece skirt suit
Label: Bruce Papos for Milne & Choyce