Gown with cornelli embroidery & sequins

In December 1940 Reslau Frocks moved from High Street in Auckland to a three-storeyed building located at 39 Elliott Street.

At this time the company employed about 100 staff, including three of the owner’s daughters. Zelda Crosby worked in the office, Jean was one of the cutters, and Betty was a house model.

Details

Credit: Image courtesy of Justine Neal
Copyright: Image © Justine Neal
Designer: Frank Crosby
Manufacturing location: 39 Elliott Street, Auckland
Garment type: Evening gown
Colour: Black
Label: Reslau Frocks
Date: Late 1930s