Guipure lace dress with flared sleeves

Emma Knuckey gained a reputation for beautifully cut garments, self described as "pure uncluttered design and line which would take the wearer anywhere from morning to dinner at night". She imported her fabric from Europe, very clear that her business was founded on the quality of the material, and the quality of the garment.


Credit: Garment gifted by Emma Knuckey to Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1993.43, T1475
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Emma Knuckey
Manufacturing location: 18 Darby Street, Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Guipure lace, artificial silk
Features: Pleated sash belt with large bow
Colour: Mushroom
Label: Emma Knuckey
Date: 1950s