Belted dress with butterfly sleeves

This dress is labelled Freddy Allen, named after the owner of the business Fred Allen. Fred was captain and later coach of the All Blacks before rugby was a professional sport. Players - even All Blacks - had to earn an income elsewhere and Fred juggled his sporting career with ownership of a women's clothing label. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Vici Ashmore
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Betty Kendall
Manufacturing location: Airedale Street, Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: Wool jersey, jacquard knit with metallic thread
Colour: Turquoise
Label: Freddy Allen
Date: 1970s