Cocktail dress with sequin straps & bow

This black dress was worn on a dinner date with the man that Anna then married. They dined at Michael’s Caprice and ate oysters, duck à la orange and crème caramel for dessert. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: Anna Coffey-Noall, Auckland
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Cocktail dress
Material: Black polyester crepe, sequins
Features: The wide sequinned shoulder straps form a ‘V’ in the front and is finished with a flat bow.
Colour: Black
Label: El Jay
Date: 1968