Eyelash iridescent dress & coat

When Bruce Papas designed a garment for a Milne & Choyce range, he worked with a team of creative people including fashion illustrators, seamstresses and milliners. Hats were very important in the 1960s and this hat was chosen to complement what Bruce describes as a simple, tailored suit. He worked for Milne & Choyce under the label Bruce Papos. Read more about Bruce Papas in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication, A Certain Style.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Bruce Papas
Garment type: Coat, dress
Features: This is not only an unusual fabric but the dress also has a very unusual detail in the centre front where the panel seams create a decorative wedge shape.
Colour: Black
Label: Bruce Papos designer for Milne and Choyce
Date: Circa 1964