Grecian print dresses

The Grecian print on these dresses was called iconic by Zoe Walker when she chose it for her story 'Instant Recognition: 15 years of iconic New Zealand Fashion', which appeared in the New Zealand Herald's Viva magazine in June 2012. Created by Adrienne Foote for the DNA summer 1997 collection, the print, with its parthenon of pediments, statues, urns, and botanicals, also appealed to a student of classics who chose it for her wedding party. While the chocolate slip dress was bought off the peg, the white Athene dress and slip were made to order and hand finished with subtle scalloped edges by the mother of the bride.


Credit: Courtesy of Doris de Pont
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Adrienne Foote, Doris de Pont
Manufacturing location: Poynton Tce, Auckland
Garment type: Dress with slip, slip dress
Material: Cupra
Features: The print on the chocolate dress is a discharge print where the imagery is achieved by removing colour rather than applying it.
Colour: White with caramel coloured print, chocolate with caramel coloured print
Label: DNA
Date: 1997