Silk damask evening dress

Bruce Papas began to design for the Auckland socialite, Thelma Pardy, when he began his apprenticeship at Ninette Gowns. Thelma purchased many garments from the Vulcan Lane salon, including this evening dress from the early 1950s.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
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Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Vulcan Lane, Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: Silk damask
Features: The dress is embellished with imitation pearls and glass beads.
Label: Ninette Gowns
Date: Circa 1951