Long-sleeved dress with gold buttons & braid

On her return from Rarotonga, Annie Bonza opened a boutique in Jervois Road. Once again, it was her distinctive braiding that became her trademark, along with her head-turning window displays, usually featuring her most glamorous creations. "The shop was simple but effective. I did enjoy making things for the window ... my clientele were women who lived locally, largely attracted by the window. And winning the Benson and Hedges in 1989 gave me a lot of publicity and drew people to look at what I was doing." 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Nicky Gerard
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Designer: Annie Bonza
Manufacturing location: Jervois Road, Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Polyester crepe
Features: Gold braid and buttons with self fabric roulé button loops.
Colour: Black, gold
Purchase location: Jervois Road, Auckland
Label: Annie Bonza
Date: Circa 1989