Full-length evening gown with silk flower

Reslau Frocks was started by Frank Crosby in the 1930s, but it really was a family business with three of his daughters working in the factory on Elliott Street. One of Reslau's local stockists was Jacqueline Gowns, owned by Frank's wife Alice. It was located at 94 Queen Street.


Photographer: Clifton Firth
Credit: Image courtesy of Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 34-B51
Copyright: Image © unknown
Designer: Frank Crosby?
Manufacturing location: Reslau Frocks, 39 Elliott Street, Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Features: Ruched sleeves and a silk flower
Purchase location: Jacqueline Gowns, 94 Queen Street, Auckland
Label: Reslau Frocks
Date: 1940