Tabard-style evening dress

Chris Leonard's designs, a rich mix of opulent fabrics and ornamentation, won her many accolades, including trips to Italy and Paris. Her workroom was in New Lynn, Auckland. This evening dress from 1964 is modelled by Liz Craddock who also wore Chris' winning dress at the 1963 Gown of the Year Awards.


Photographer: Unknown
Model Liz Craddock
Copyright: Image © Christina Moynihan
Designer: Chris Leonard
Manufacturing location: New Lynn, Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: Crepe
Features: The garment is made up of a tabard-style dress worn over a lace sheath.
Label: Chris Leonard
Date: 1964