Evening gown with trellis work panel

This dress was designed for the American opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs. Mattiwilda performed in the Auckland Festival of Arts in 1971 and three local designers were asked to design evening gowns for each of the singer's New Zealand performances. The designers were given the singer's measurements but no other information. This gown is designed by Alma Kimber of the Auckland label TG Southwell.


Model Mattiwilda Dobbs
Copyright: Image courtesy of Apparel magazine
Designer: Alma Kimber
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening gown
Material: Drapella
Colour: Yellow
Label: Southwell
Date: 1971