Skirt & gilet trimmed with ribbon

The late Edna Coutts had a large wardrobe of El Jay garments such as a 1968 cinnamon-coloured dress with fur trim. She was a good friend of Gus Fisher, and her sister Vena Luke was a favourite house model at El Jay in the 1950s. 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: John and Sue Coutts from Edna Coutts Estate, Auckland
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Gilet, skirt, blouse
Material: Gilet and skirt (wool), blouse (polyester)
Features: The eyelet edging threaded with beige knit ribbon is applied as a trim
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1973