Gown with cornelli embroidery and sequins

In December 1940 Reslau Frocks moved from High Street in Auckland to a three-storied building located at 39 Elliott Street. At this time the company employed about 100 staff, including three of the owner’s daughters. Zelda Crosby worked in the office, Jean was one of the cutters, and Betty was a house model.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Justine Neal
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Frank Crosby
Manufacturing location: 39 Elliott Street, Auckland
Garment type: Evening gown
Colour: Black
Label: Reslau Frocks
Date: Late 1930s