Belted dress with striped collar & cuffs

Fred Allen started in the fashion industry as a 16-year-old errand boy at Ballantynes in Christchurch. When he returned from the Second World War, he applied for a licence to import materials, something he could obtain as a returned serviceman. Fred went on to juggle his business, the womenswear label Fred R Allen, and a successful career with the All Blacks - as a player, captain and coach. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Evelyn Pritchett (nee Litolff)
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Betty Kendal
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Wool
Purchase location: Dunedin
Label: Freddy Allen
Date: 1970s