Dress & jacket with cording detailing

Bruce Papas designed this dress and matching jacket especially for his client Ethel Kelso. The use of dupion silk and trimming with self fabric cording were fashionable in the early 1970s. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Titirangi, Auckland
Garment type: Dress, jacket
Material: Dupion silk
Features: The high neckline of the dress and the peplum on the jacket are made from self fabric cording.
Exhibition: A Certain Style: Bruce Papas, March 2018
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: 1970