Machine embroidered velvet dress

This dress was made for Renee Pollock who was a customer of Bruce Papas for many years, and also introduced her daughters to the virtues of couture garments. In 2017 her granddaughter’s graduating collection at Massey University College of Creative Arts was a tribute to her and her love of fashion. It was titled simply 'Renee'. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Meegan Pollock
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Bruce Papas
Garment type: Dress
Material: Stretch velvet
Features: Handmade decorative sequin buttons at the shoulder and on the skirt.
Colour: Black
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: Circa 1989