Girdle with v-shaped panel

Berlei opened in New Zealand in the 1920s, quickly outgrowing their premises in Lorne Street, Auckland. 'Berlei House' - a factory and offices designed by architect Roy Alstan Lippincott opened in Auckland in 1931. The business grew rapidly and this girdle would have been made in one of Berlei's factories - which by 1960 - were located in Auckland CBD, Huntly, Te Aroha, Papatoetoe, Tokoroa and Hamilton.


Photographer: K E Niven and Co, Wellington
Model Unknown
Credit: Woman modelling Berlei corset. K E Niven and Co :Commercial negatives. Ref: 1/2-212237-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
Copyright: Contact National Library of New Zealand for copyright details
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Girdle
Label: Berlei
Date: 1960