Evening dress & cropped jacket

Colin Cole specialised in bespoke gowns, evening dresses, debutante wear and smart daywear, mainly working with heavy silks and satins. He had been inspired to become a designer by Christian Dior's 'New Look' and this was reflected in his desire to make women look and feel beautiful. He used quality fabric to ensure his garments would last and become a staple in a woman’s wardrobe. 


Credit: Photo courtesy of Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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Designer: Colin Cole
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Evening dress, jacket
Material: Velvet
Features: This full length evening dress is sleeveless with wide straps and has a matching cropped jacket with two buttons. It has a cut-on, large pointed collar.
Colour: Brown, red
Label: Colin Cole
Date: 1977