Sheer coat & matching dress with tie

This dress and coat ensemble was made by Society Fashions, an Auckland-based manufacturing firm established by Bill Hall and Maurice Mihotich in 1962. Mihotich left Society a year later to establish his own label, Miss Deb. Bill, and his wife Robyn, continued to develop Society, later rebranding the company High Society.


Credit: Text and photo by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, PC003459.
Copyright: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, All rights reserved
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress, Coat
Material: Nylon
Colour: Blue
Label: Society
Date: 1965