Slim-fitted secretary dress

The House of Raymonde had its beginnings in 1935 when a Wellington mother, Rachel Cohen, started making blouses from her family home. Her husband and three sons joined her in the business. This shirtwaister dress was designed by her son Marcus in 1961. 


Photographer: K E Niven
Model Unknown
Credit: Photo courtesy of Emma Worthington
Copyright: All Rights Reserved, Image © House of Raymonde
Designer: Marcus Cohen
Manufacturing location: Wakefield Chambers, Wakefield Street, Wellington
Garment type: Shirtwaister dress
Material: Jersey
Features: The dress has a solid coloured belt, cuffs, neck edge and button tab. It has 3/4 length magyar sleeves with an underarm gusset to allow ease of movement.
Label: House of Raymonde
Date: 1961