Floaty floral dress with caplet & scarf

Margo Barton wore this Peppertree dress, caplet and scarf in a Vanity Walk fashion show. "I adored it but it was so expensive and so glam I couldn’t buy it." Not long after, Margo needed a dress for her cousin's wedding and her mother bought it for her! "I wore the dress often, with the scarf around my head as a turban or around my arm like jewellery." It is still being worn by Margo's daughters.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Margo Barton
Copyright: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New Zealand License
Designer: Peter Nola
Manufacturing location: Emily Place, Auckland
Garment type: Dress, caplet, scarf
Features: The dress has spaghetti straps and the layers are edged with silver thread.
Colour: Pink and green on a black ground
Label: Peppertree
Date: 1972