Minidress with pearl trim

The House of Raymonde had its beginnings in 1935 when a Wellington mother, Rachel Cohen, started making children’s clothes from her family home. Her husband Jacob, and later their three sons Sidney, Gerald and Marcus, also joined her in the business. Sidney studied design and pattern-making in London in the 1940s and on his return started designing fashion garments for his mother's business.


Credit: Courtesy of Erika Pearce
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Marcus Cohen
Maker: The House of Raymonde
Manufacturing location: Kingsford Smith St, Wellington
Garment type: Dress
Material: Polyester crepe
Features: Pearl trim around the collar and cuffs.
Colour: Black
Label: Raymonde
Date: Mid 1960s