Sir Frederick Allen was a woman's clothing manufacturer and also captain and coach of the All Blacks, for which he received his knighthood. Dianne believes this dress belonged to Fred Allen's wife.
Garment loan courtesy of Dianne Ludwig
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
The bodice features shaped bra cups, adjustable straps with buttons to secure, piping around the bust and waist, and shirring elastic panels at the sides
Light beige/green with gold printing on the fabric
Bought second hand from someone selling garments on behalf of Fred Allen's wife
Malia Hawaii made under licence in NZ by Fred Allen Ltd