Strapless silk dress

Kirsty Boyd made this dress in 1992 and entered it into the evening wear section of theĀ Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards. The dress wasn't selected so she sold it.

Some years later, Kirsty came across the dress when she was working at the Remuera Sewing Centre. "A lady brought the dress in draped over her arm and asked me what she could buy to add straps to it." She had bought the dress with a friend to share and they both love wearing it for special occasions. "It was a thrill to know it was being enjoyed, and then seeing it again in the New Zealand Fashion Museum collection was amazing."

Details

Credit: Loan courtesy of Margot Leigh
Designer: Kirsty Boyd
Garment type: Strapless dress
Material: Silk dupion
Features: The bodice is hand ruched and the black wrap that goes with it has silk tassels on the ends.
Colour: Black, with burnt orange and emerald green striped panels
Label: Kirsty Boyd
Date: 1992