Bruce Papas left Milne & Choyce in 1965 to open Bruce Papas Salon in the Kerridge Odeon retail development, 246 Shopping Centre, on Queen Street. Many of his clients followed, keeping him and his staff of five extremely busy.
Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Elliott Street, Auckland
Silk, beads (glass, plastic, wood, metal)
The decorative stitching has been done one row at a time. Stitched circle surround on the welt pockets in the coat, the handmade covered buttons, shaping created using triangulated design lines.
246 Queen Street, Auckland
Bruce Papas Model