Blue wool coatdress

Not long after her arrival in Christchurch in 1979, Gaye Bartlett started designing under her own name. Her garments were manufactured by M G McCaul & Co, who she also designed a range for. With more than 30 shops stocking the Gaye Bartlett label, her city suits, well-mannered dresses, immaculate jackets, summer casuals and evening separates found their way into the wardrobes of fashionable women throughout the country.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Liz Angelo
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Gaye Bartlett
Manufacturing location: M G McCaul & Co, Christchurch
Garment type: Coatdress
Material: Wool
Label: Gaye Bartlett
Date: 1980s