Zephir evening dress
"My mother Pamela Blundell was the great granddaughter of Henry Blundell who started the Evening Post in Wellington. I believe the dress was purchased at Kirkcaldie & Stains. She wore it to cocktail parties and I have worn it to balls." The pleating and construction details are identical to the Kathleen Rae steel blue version held in the Auckland Museum collection. The original large decorative self fabric bow threaded through the front of the bodice has been probably been removed from this dress at some stage in order to update it and extend its fashionable life. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.