Crochet mesh pantsuit

Elle's fashion parades grew from small coffee lounge shows at lunchtime to small venues where they could have music. Eventually they graduated to Founders Theatre where local band Mandrake provided the music. Elle designer Wendy Ganley invited her sisters, friends and staff to model her designs. "I wanted the shows to be fun, no compere and not stiff and starchy, so we rehearsed and before a parade a shot of straight vodka was often needed."


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Designer: Wendy Ganley
Manufacturing location: Hamilton
Garment type: Crochet mesh pantsuit
Material: Linen
Colour: Peppermint pink
Label: Elle
Date: 1966