This Fanny Buss dress was purchased by John Campbell-Macdonald from a tiny shop in Parnell Village, Auckland. He had a general appreciation for hand-made objects and bought this as a gift for his wife Marilyne. The Fanny Buss label was based in Christchurch.
Garment loan courtesy of Marilyne Campbell-Macdonald
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
The dress is hand-painted then dyed around the painting. It has frills at the bodice, cuffs and hem and a self-fabric belt.