Velvet cocktail dress with bead trim

This beautiful gown belonged to Hilaire Field's husband's aunt Una Harper. She was a very elegant lady and usually wore Colin Cole, Bruce Papas or El Jay. Most of her things were made for her and she always had matching accessories such as handbag, sunglasses, earrings, necklace and bracelets which is a style of dressing that has now almost disappeared.


Credit: Courtesy of Hilaire Field
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Bruce Papas
Maker: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Velvet
Colour: Black
Purchase location: Auckland
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: 1960s