Cream silk day dress with full skirt

Taumarunui, the epitome of a sleepy rural community, is not a place many would pick to have a top-class fashion boutique. But Michael Mattar designed dresses in his hometown for more than 50 years. At the height of his fame in the 1960s women would travel from Auckland and Wellington to be fitted for exquisite cocktail gowns. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Linda Gordon
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Michael Mattar
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Silk
Colour: Cream and black
Exhibition: Occasion: Iconic New Zealand Fashion with a touch of glamour! 1965 - 1975 at Waiheke Community Art Gallery July 2015
Label: Michael Mattar
Date: 1970s