Houndstooth check suit

This suit was purchased for the Te Papa collection from Victorian Gilt in Auckland.

Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, GH009632
Maker: El Jay (Gus Fisher)
Garment type: Suit
Material: Wool
Features: The sleeves are cut-on at the back and set at the front to create a soft drawn-forward shoulder line typical of the new line proposed by Dior.
Colour: Black, white
Label: Christian Dior by El Jay
Date: Circa 1958