Burnt orange evening dress

Jean Begg attended many formal functions in the 1970s and 1980s, including a dinner with the British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and with Queen Elizabeth. This dress was purchased from Caroline Gowns in Balclutha for the 50th anniversary dinner of the New Zealand Meat Producers Board. Jean's husband was the director of the board.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Jean Begg
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Juliet
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: Textured polyester with glitter effect
Features: Hand applied beading motifs around the small stand collar and through the centre front
Colour: Burnt orange
Purchase location: Balclutha
Label: Juliet
Date: 1972