Cotton velvet evening coat

This garment was entered in the EVE Fashion Awards in 1973 and won the International Award – a category that was specially created to recognise the international allure of this outstanding coat. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Model Anne McClurg
Copyright: Copyright Undetermined, Untraced Rights Owner
Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Mary Burdon
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Cotton velvet
Features: The corded buttons and petersham trim provide a textural contrast to black-on-black.
Colour: Black
Label: El Jay
Date: 1973