Gold floral dress with sweetheart neckline

Dutch immigrants, Harm and Rosemarie Muller, settled in Titirangi in 1952. Rosemarie worked as a dressmaker. To accomodate her growing clientele, the Mullers excavated the slope beneath their home to create a ground floor. Incorporating a workroom and a showroom, the new space allowed Rosemarie, at least physically, to separate work and family. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Across the Board
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Rosemarie Muller
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress, wrap
Material: Brocade with rose motif and metallic thread, the shawl is backed in duchess satin
Colour: Gold
Label: Rosemarie Muller
Date: 1950s