Purple dress, floor length straight style, short set in sleeves, purple guipure lace fabric. Fully lined with purple taffeta. Hip to bust darts in front and neck darts and body darts on each side at back, wide V neck shaped collar. Centre back has a lapped zip with plastic teeth and metal zipper tab. Metal hook and thread eye at centre back neck. Made by The Mews, Wellington. Worn by Dame Norma Holyoake.
Purple guipure lace, taffeta, plastic, metal
0 - Whole = Length (mm) = 1330mm
0 - Whole = Width (mm) = 670mm
Dame Norma Holyoake
Norma Janet Holyoake; 17 Mar 1909; 18 Dec 1984
Evening dress, worn by Dame Norma Holyoake. Gift of the Holyoake Family and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2012. Nelson Provincial Museum, Holyoake Memorial Trust Collection: NPM2012.115.1