Polka dot dress with pointed collar

Robyn Higgins bought this Raymonde dress in Palmerston North to wear on a trip to Fiji. Raymonde garments were initially sold wholesale to department stores and retailers across New Zealand but in the 1970s, the House of Raymonde owners also opened their own salons. The garments they offered were attune to the fashion sensibilities of the youthful women shoppers of this era without losing sight of the needs of their existing customers and the House’s well established reputation for quality.


Credit: Courtesy of Robyn Higgins
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Marcus Cohen
Maker: The House of Raymonde
Manufacturing location: Kingsford Smith Street, Wellington
Garment type: Dress
Colour: Red, white
Purchase location: Palmerston North
Exhibition: Decades of Fashion, Palmerston North, 2014
Label: Raymonde
Date: 1978