Wedding dress with front-buttoned bodice

This wedding dress was designed by Colin Cole. Colin specialised in bespoke gowns, evening dresses, debutante wear and smart daywear, mainly working with heavy silks and satins. He used quality fabric to ensure his garments would last and become a staple in a woman’s wardrobe. His garments were almost always finished with self fabric covered buttons and hand-stitched detailing, including a hand worked label with his name and a rose.

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Jenny Francis
Designer: Colin Cole
Garment type: Wedding dress
Colour: White
Exhibition: Occasion: Iconic New Zealand Fashion with a touch of glamour! 1965 - 1975 at Waiheke Community Art Gallery July 2015
Label: Colin Cole
Date: 1960s