K'road Ballroom dress

This outfit, called the 'K'road Ballroom dress', features hand-printed designs drawn from an artwork by John Pule titled Let's Gather Here. The moulded perspex headpiece was made by Margo Barton and also features a printed design of hibiscus and detail of John Pule artwork. The outfit was part of Doris' winter 2004 collection, also called Let’s Gather Here. The collection was launched at New Zealand Fashion Week in a show at St Kevin’s Arcade on Karangahape Road, Auckland. All of the garments from the collection were named for places and businesses on K'road.


Credit: Image courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Copyright: Image © Doris de Pont
Designer: Doris de Pont (dress), Margo Barton (headpiece)
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress, petticoat
Material: Cotton (dress), perspex (headpiece)
Features: The dress fabric and headpiece are hand-printed with designs drawn from an artwork by John Pule.
Label: Doris de Pont (dress), Margo Barton (headpiece)
Date: 2004