Dress & cloak ensemble

Bruce Papas designed and made garments under the 'Model' label from his home in Titirangi. The label has a Greek keystone pattern worked around the edge. This ensemble was designed for a private client, Mavis Jaggar-Smith. Bruce describes the dress as "very slim, with wide batwing sleeves that taper to the wrist". The cloak is made from grey wool. The drawn thread is replaced by matching red strips of suede leather. Both garments are fully lined.


Credit: Image from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, GH008038.
Copyright: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, All rights reserved.
Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress, cloak
Material: Pure wool
Features: The dress is made from a lightweight wool in a houndstooth pattern and the cloak is made from a heavier wool.
Colour: Grey, red
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: Circa 1980