Floral dress & brown sleeveless coat

Jean Knight always wore Michael Mattar's designs, and frequently travelled to visit him in his store in Taumaranui. As well as buying his clothes for herself, she purchased large numbers to sell in her own store, Monaco Gowns, in Te Awamutu. Jean won 'best dressed' at the races one year wearing a Michael Mattar outfit.

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Jean Knight
Designer: Michael Mattar
Manufacturing location: Taumaranui
Garment type: Dress and sleeveless jacket
Material: Crimplene
Colour: Multi-coloured and brown
Exhibition: Occasion: Iconic New Zealand Fashion with a touch of glamour! 1965 - 1975 at Waiheke Community Art Gallery July 2015
Label: Michael Mattar
Date: 1970s