Coral brocade cocktail dress
This dress was owned by Patricia Donnelly who was the Chief Dietitian of the Wellington Hospital Board for 24 years. This dress has been kept in the family because it reminds them of her sense of fashion and her love of colour. The 10 original covered buttons are still where they were sewn on more than 50 years ago. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.