Dress with floor-length bell sleeves

Kevin Berkahn opened his first shop in Milford on Auckland’s North Shore. In 1960, not long after his 21st birthday, he moved his business into the central city. By the late 1970s when this evening dress was made, he was well-known for his wedding gowns, bridemaids dresses and eveningwear made from sumptuous fabrics.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Karen Merriman
Designer: Kevin Berkahn
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Features: The dress has sheer, floor-length bell sleeves.
Colour: Red, black
Label: Kevin Berkahn
Date: Late 1970s