Day dress with floating panels

This dress was purchased originally by Carol's mother to wear to her wedding in 1965. Emma Knuckey manufactured her designs for a range of retailers including the prestigious department stores such as Smith & Caughey's but also exclusively for top end boutiques like Iris Currie who had their own labels included in the garment.

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Carol Mosedale.
Designer: Emma Knuckey
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Slub silk, abstract print habutai silk
Features: The dress has asymmetric floating panels in self fabric lined with printed silk that matches the waist sash.
Colour: Smokey grey
Purchase location: Iris Currie Salon, 246 Queen Street, Auckland
Label: Emma Knuckey
Date: 1965